HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 c202W
Mr. Lomas

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on his present and future policy regarding the imports of Japanese textiles to the United Kingdom; and to what extent he has taken into account the consequences on the textile industry in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Mr. Dell

Under the Anglo-Japanese Trade Agreement Japan restricts a range of her textile exports to the United Kingdom to agreed levels. We have undertaken to examine with the Japanese the restrictions on non-cotton textiles. The extent to which we agree to a relaxation of these restrictions will depend on the extent to which the Japanese are prepared to relax their restrictions on our exports to Japan. The domestic producers of the textile products concerned are being fully consulted.