§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take powers to prevent the import of automotive batteries in view of the present difficulties of the home industry.
§ Mr. Parkinson
I am aware of the difficulties facing the industry. These cannot, however, be laid at the door of imports which, in the first nine months of24W the year, were some 50 per cent. lower than in the same period last year.