HC Deb 10 November 1966 vol 735 c345W
Mr. Mapp

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the recent substantial increases in imports of cotton piece goods from Portugal and of man-made fibre imports from Formosa are within the recently agreed global quotas.

Mr. Mason

Portugal is not one of the

countries to which the agreed global quotas apply. Under the international arrangement on which they depend, these quotas do not apply to textiles containing more than 50 per cent. of man-made fibres.