§ 14. Mr. Holt
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development whether, in view of the threatened deadlock in the Kennedy round of tariff negotiations, he will take an initiative by offering to make unilateral cuts in those British tariffs where there is a disparity between a high 206W British tariff and a lower Common Market tariff.
§ Mr. du Cann
The European Economic Community are at present considering proposals recently put forward by the United States and supported by ourselves and our E.F.T.A. partners. Discussions continue, and I do not accept that there is a threatened deadlock. Any initiative of the kind suggested by the hon. Member would be contrary to our intention to negotiate on a basis of reciprocity.