HC Deb 29 July 1959 vol 610 cc87-8W
Mr. Thornton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has for assisting the United Kingdom paper-making industry during the 10-year transitional period of mutual tariff reductions by the Outer Seven, as envisaged by the outline plan recently agreed.

Sir D. Eccles

The British paper industry should be able to adjust itself to the new conditions without undue difficulty during the ten-year transitional period, especially if, as we hope, the European Free Trade Association is followed by the establishment of a wider Free Trade Area.

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