HC Deb 22 July 1970 vol 804 c529
29. Sir G. de Freitas

asked the President of the Board of Trade what assistance he will give to exporters of British footwear to Japan.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The full range of Governmental aids to exporters is available to exporters of British footwear to Japan.

Sir G. de Freitas

Will the Government make clear in the trade discussions with Japan that we do not accept their arguments about the quota restriction on footwear imports, which violates every principle of international trade?

Mr. Grant

I understand the point made by the right hon. Gentleman. I believe he has made it earlier in the House. In the current trade negotiations with Japan we are pressing for improved access for British footwear.