HC Deb 23 March 1976 vol 908 cc164-5W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) how many glass bulbs have been imported into the United Kingdom for each year from 1971 to 1975 from Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia; and whether he will carry out an investigation to see whether these are being dumped at unfair competitive prices;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the importing of glass bulbs from the Eastern bloc of countries.

Mr. Shore

On the assumption that the glass bulbs in question are electric light bulbs mainly for domestic use, imports from the countries named were as follows:

excessive imports during the recession. Where it is alleged that unfair trading in the form of dumping is taking place and is causing or threatening material injury to a United Kingdom industry my Department can investigate the matter under the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act 1969 if the industry concerned makes an application for antidumping action supported by reasonable prima facie evidence.

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