§ Mr. John Hall
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is in a position to make a statement about the further removal of import restrictions.
§ Mr. Maudling
With effect from 1st February, control will be removed from dollar imports of tobacco and tobacco manufactures (other than cigars), fresh and frozen fish, synthetic rubber and transistors. In addition, the restrictions imposed on the remittance of American film earnings in this country under the Anglo-American Film Agreement are to be removed and the Agreement will be terminated. We intend to make further progress in removing the remaining import restrictions as soon as we can, although there are some special problems which it will take time to resolve.