HC Deb 10 February 1972 vol 830 c441W
87. Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what restrictions on imports from Great Britain have ben introduced by South Africa since 1st July, 1971; and if he will list the provisions of the United Kingdom-South Africa Ottawa Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade under which these restrictions have been imposed.

Mr. Anthony Grant

In November, 1971, the Government of South Africa announced a variety of measures to restrict imports from all sources, and invoked Article XII of G.A.T.T. The Ottawa Agreement deals with preferences. The matter is a complex one but I can send further information to the hon. Member if he so wishes.