§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total amount of bearings imported from Japan in 1972; how this compares with the quota agreed with the Japanese; what is the quota for 1973; and what steps are being taken to monitor imports from Japan.
§ Mr. Chataway
The Japanese industry decided to limit exports of ball and roller bearings to this country to 2,550 tons in 1972 and 2,805 tons in 1973. Imports of such bearings from Japan amounted to 2,753 tons in 1972, but the Japanese have stated that the excess will be taken into account in 1973. Imports from Japan are monitored on a monthly basis.