HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 cc239-40W
43. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what safeguards for British agriculture he inserted into the agreement with Romania, when negotiated, under which Great Britain sold irrigation equipment in return for canned pigmeat and horticultural produce.

Mr. Ridley

The compensation trade arrangements for the irrigation contract to which I believe my hon. Friend is referring were negotiated between the commercial interests involved. As regards the increases in quotas for imports which were agreed by the former Administration in connection with that contract, I would refer to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Rye (Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine) on 17th December. Any dumping from Romania would be subject to anti-dumping duties.