§ Mr. Longden
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development whether agreement has yet been reached with Hong Kong regarding the categorisation of cotton textiles; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. du Cann
Full agreement has now been reached between the British and Hong Kong cotton textile industries on categorisation of the 1964 and 1965 quotas. Exports of cotton products from Hong Kong will be classified into 34 separate categories, including three for yarn, 15 for piecegoods and 16 for made-up goods including garments. I welcome this agreement, which has been concluded with the support of the Governments of both countries.