HC Deb 07 July 1959 vol 608 cc112-3W
65 and 66. Mr. Gower

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) for what reasons it was decided to revoke the Anti-Dumping Order (No. 1) directed against certain specified methyl silicone fluids of Rhone-Poulenc;

(2) what steps he will take to promote the interests of the British silicone industry, following his revocation of the Anti-Dumping Order (No. 1); and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The antidumping Order was revoked because, when the domestic and export prices of this firm's production came into line, the dumping was effectively ended and there was no justification for continuing the anti-dumping duty. The specific purpose of an anti-dumping duty is to offset dumping, and the removal of such a duty does not, in itself, call for alternative steps to assist the industry concerned.