HC Deb 29 April 1980 vol 983 c411W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received concerning the importation of monochrome portable television receivers into the United Kingdom from Thailand; and what progress he has made in his investigation of this matter.

Mr. Parkinson

Several hon. Members have made representations. I have had two meetings with management and trade unions in the electronics industry as a result of which we have pressed our points with the Thai authorities both in London and Bangkok, stressing our serious concern and the need for action. My Department is continuing to monitor closely the rate of importation and is considering with the European Community Commission the possible courses of action.

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