HC Deb 24 April 1968 vol 763 cc48-9W
35. Sir J. Eden

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he is aware that marine forgings from member companies of the Italian Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale are being offered in this country at prices indicating the existence of substantial subsidies; and whether, in view of this prima facie evidence of dumping, he will cause an inquiry to be held in order to protect British suppliers.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

The British manufacturers of marine forgings recently had preliminary discussions with Board of Trade officials about a possible application under the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act, 1957. When we have received an application, we shall decide whether to make a full investigation.