HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc372-3W
Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has any evidence from British industry to support the allegation that microscopes made in Japan are being sold in the United Kingdom at factory cost less 15 per cent., with Japanese Government restitution of the cost and profit loss; if an anti-dumping case is being marshalled; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Parkinson

My Department has received no representations that imports of Japanese microscopes are being dumped or subsidised. However if the industry feels that it is suffering material injury from dumped or subsidised imports from that source, my officials are ready to help formulate an application to the European Commission for remedial action.