HC Deb 03 July 1968 vol 767 cc235-6W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the effect that French proposals to impose import controls and export incentives, in order to protect the franc, will have on the market for British exporters, if he will make a statement on his recent study of the possibility of imposing physical import controls, in particular on the extent to which these can be effective without consumer controls; and if he will issue a White Paper giving his decisions.

Mr. Dell

It is too early to assess the effect of the French measures. As the Government have made clear on a number of occasions, we have no proposals for the imposition of direct import controls.