HC Deb 29 February 1980 vol 979 cc794-5W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will publish in the Official Report a table, based on the figures given in his reply dated 7 December on imports of manmade fibres from the United States of America, Official Report, columns 407–8, showing (a) the price advantage in cash terms per tonne of each product as a result of access to supplies of cheaper oil, (b) the estimated cost of freight and insurance per tonne in each case, (c) the amount of Customs duty per tonne payable in the United Kingdom plus the value added tax element appropriate to that duty and (d) what each product would have cost per tonne in terms of £ sterling, if the rate of exchange in the fourth quarter of 1976 had been substituted for the rate in the first nine months of 1979.

Mr. Parkinson

The information requested cannot be provided within acceptable limits of cost.

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