HC Deb 30 June 1960 vol 625 cc1534-5
12. Mr. Jay

asked the President of the Board of Trade what response he has received from the United States Government to his request for a relaxation of the United States tariff-quota on imports of woollen goods

Mr. Maudling

I had a helpful discussion of this matter in Washington two weeks ago with representatives of the United States Administration. I am satisfied that they are doing everything possible to find an early solution.

Mr. Jay

As this is a peculiarly vicious form of restriction and as this argument has now gone on for several years, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how much longer the industry has to wait for actual action by the United States Government?

Mr. Maudling

I am fairly confident that it will not be very long now.