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Imported Manufactured Goods

Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Prime Minister if she will undertake a review of the potential effect on British industry of the increasing number of franchises for imported manufactured products, such as that for the tractors of Japanese design planned to be imported from Turkey.

No. I do not consider that such a review is warranted. British industry must face up to and beat foreign competition. Only it can do this. I understand the hon. Member's particular concern. If he has evidence of any anti-competitive practices, he should contact the Director General of Fair Trading.