HC Deb 04 February 1981 vol 998 c111W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what estimate he has made of the value of the export contracts permanently lost as a result of the recent trade dispute with Indonesia;

(2) whether the suspension of United Kingdom exports to Indonesia has now been lifted.

Mr. Parkinson

Imports to Indonesia from the United Kingdom were not suspended but some opportunities in the field of public sector purchasing were lost during the period of the textile dispute. Normal trade relations with Indonesia have now been resumed. It is not possible to give a reliable estimate of the value of business which would have been obtained, but for the dispute.

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