HC Deb 28 July 1980 vol 989 c522W
Mr. Whitlock

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether, following the assurances given that full use will be made of existing international arrangements, the Government intend to make use of the consultation provisions contained in many multi-fibre arrangement bilateral agreements, particularly with the major supplying countries, in the light of the substantial reduction in domestic demand for textiles and apparel items, and of the precedent established by the United States Administration in support of textile and apparel manufacturers in the United States.

Mr. Parkinson

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.