§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action he is taking to reverse the large imbalance of trade between Great Britain and France; and if he will consider asking the French drastically to reduce the level of imports coming into the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The Government's policies are aimed at providing an economic climate which will encourage
Principal Occupation Present part-time Government appointments (other than the Price Commission) Chairman—full-time— Mr. Charles Williams — — Deputy Chairmen—part-time— Mr. John Hughes Principal-elect, Ruskin College, Oxford Member, the Industrial Development Advisory Board Mr. Leslie R. Pincott Retired Managing Director, Esso Petroleum Company. Vice-Chairman, Remploy Ltd. Mr. Seamus Sweetman, M.B.E. Retired Vice-Chairman of Unilever Ltd. — Members—part-time— Mrs. Mollie Bray Housewife — Ms. Brenda Dean Member, National Executive, SOGAT Member, the Printing and Publishing Industry Training Board; Member, Women's National Commission; Member, Supplementary Benefits Commission; Member, Industrial Tribunal Panel The Lord Donnet of Balgay, C.B.E. Chairman, Scottish Transport Group Member, Scottish Economic Council Mr. Ian Hay Davison Managing Partner, Arthur Andersen & Co. — Mr. Harry Hill Chairman, International Division, Beecham Products. — Sir Nick Larmour, K.C.M.G. Retired Deputy Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office — Mr. Roger Opie, C.B.E. Fellow, New College, Oxford Member, Monopolies and Mergers Commission Mr. Ronald Richardson, C.B.E. Retired Deputy Chairman of the Electricity Council. — Mrs. Rachel Waterhouse Housewife Member, National Consumer Council Ministerial nominee, Potato Marketing Board Member, Advisory Council on Asbestos
§ Mr. Philip Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list in the Official Report the qualifications including previous appointments in the selection of Ministers held by each member of the Price Commission.38W
United Kingdom manufacturers to take advantage of the market opportunities existing both in the United Kingdom and abroad in order to improve our balance of trade. Action to restrict imports from another EEC member State would be contrary to article 30 of the Treaty of Rome.