HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 cc20-1W
50. Mr. Hirst

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the tariff wool quota for the import of wool cloth into the United States of America for the year 1960 has now been filled; and what representations have been made by him to the United States authorities, in view of this fact and the loss this exceptionally early filling of the quota will cause the British wool textile industry.

Mr. Erroll

Yes. In our representations to the United States authorities, we have made it clear that we regard the earlier filling of the wool tariff quota each year as one of its worst features. As the hon. Member is aware, the United States authorities have agreed at our request to re-negotiate the wool tariff with a view to eliminating the difficulties created by the tariff quota.

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