HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c307W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply he has sent to the representations made to him by the Lancashire trades union leaders that large-scale imports of textiles, especially from Portugal and other European Free Trade Association countries at prices below those ruling in the country of origin, has made Lancashire's position more serious than at any time in the past; and if he will have consultations to see what can be done to protect Lancashire's interests.

Mr. Jay

I have made it clear to all concerned that the Board of Trade stands ready at any time to consider applications for anti-dumping action from any sector of the textile industry which are supported by information indicating that the imports are being dumped and are causing or threatening material injury to the producers concerned.