§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will obtain figures from the EEC on the basis of which it will be possible to estimate whether the EEC generalised scheme of preferences for 1974 is an improvement for the developing States, compared with the United Kingdom GSP for 1973 and the EEC GSP for 1973.
§ Sir G. Howe
I do not think that any practicable compilation of trade statistics would enable such estimates to be usefully made. The general picture remains that given to the hon. Member in my answer of 29th January.—[Vol. 868, c. 73–4.]