HC Deb 23 March 1976 vol 908 cc166-7W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what action he proposes to take in the light of the fact that 30 million domestic lamps are to be imported into United Kingdom from eastern countries—Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary—within the next few months;

(2) what is his policy on import controls of domestic lamps; and if he will take steps to safeguard employment in the lamp metals industry.

Mr. Shore,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report], 22nd March 1976; gave the following information:

I would refer my hon. Friend to the anwer given today to my hon. Friend the Member for Bassetlaw (Mr. Ashton). My Department has had discussions with the relevant trade federation and has the powers to investigate the matter if the industry makes an anti-dumping application supported by prima facie evidence.

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