HC Deb 10 June 1980 vol 986 c119W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many industries have complained about unfair competition and unfair undercutting of prices by foreign companies; what is the approximate number of complaints he has received on this subject; what action he is taking to assist the victims of such unfair practices; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

: The hon. Member's question refers to complaints about major competition and unfair undercutting of prices. The most common examples of these are complaints about dumping. In this regard I refer the hon. Member to the replies to his questions on this subject which he has today received from my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department of Trade. There are, of course, complaints about other unfair practices which are brought to the attention of the Department of Industry, but I am unable to provide a summary of their extent and the kind of action taken in response to them without incurring disproportionate expense.

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