HC Deb 01 December 1958 vol 596 cc94-5W
Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will provide a list showing what have been the main changes with regard to quotas imposed on imports into Great Britain during each of the last 10 years.

Sir D. Eccles

It would not be practicable to list the numerous changes which have taken place in quotas over the last ten years. The position briefly is, however, that while 30 per cent of our imports on private account from O.E.E.C. countries were subject to restriction in 1949 the corresponding figure today is about 5 per cent. There are no similar figures for the dollar area, but it is estimated that about half of our dollar imports on private account were subject to restriction in 1954 compared with one-quarter now.

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