HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c22W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what applications have been made to him for a definition order under the 1968 Trade Descriptions Act since 1st March. 1972; by whom were the applications made; in relation to which products; and if he will publish the full terms of the applications and the full terms of his replies.

Mr. Noble:

Three applications for definition orders have been received since 1st March, 1972. They are:—

policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the elimination of all tariffs on industrial products traded between developed countries.

Mr. Noble:

As we have made known on many occasions, Her Majesty's Government's policy is to continue to work for the progressive removal as far as possible of tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade in industrial products, on a reciprocal basis. As I said in the House on 28th February, we welcome, and associate ourselves with, the initiative of the USA and the EEC for multilateral negotiations in GATT beginning in 1973 for the further liberalisation of world trade.—[Vol. 832 c. 21–2.]