HC Deb 23 February 1978 vol 944 c803W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Trade which export organisations were consulted before the introduction of the market entry guarantee scheme by the British Overseas Trade Board.

Mr. Meacher

Consultation was not confined to export organisations. It included the Confederation of British Industry, the British Export Houses Association, the chambers of commerce and industry in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Northern Ireland, Sheffield, Slough and Tyne and Wear, representative trade bodies for the book, business equipment, carpet, clothing, electrical, electronic engineering, food, footwear, furniture,

Worsted Woollen Fabric Wool Yarn
1975 1976 1977 1977
Tonnes Value Tonnes Value Tonnes Value Tonnes Value
Uruguay 14 101 18 179 15 135 0 0
Argentine 0 0 8 47 203 1,132 53 157
(1) All values are £thousand cif.
(2) A quantity of less than one tonne of wool yarn was imported from Brazil in 1977 at a value of £1,000 cif.