HC Deb 05 February 1976 vol 904 c704W
29. Mr. Hoyle

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from other countries threatening reprisals if the United Kingdom introduces general import controls.

Mr. Healey

All the main trading nations, including the United Kingdom, made it clear, both when they signed the OECD trade pledge and at Rambouillet, that they were opposed to measures such as general import controls, because these could lead to a widespread return to protectionism.

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