HC Deb 16 February 1973 vol 850 c451W
Mr. Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further action he is taking to advance and safeguard the interests and employment opportunities of the British textile industry.

Mr. Chataway

We are actively engaged in discussions with our European partners on the development of a textile policy for the enlarged Community. A fundamental element of such a policy must be the need to further the interests of the existing textile industries in the nine member States, by providing effective mechanisms for dealing with immediate problems as well as guidelines for longer-term policy.