HC Deb 16 February 1981 vol 999 c7W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list those opportunities in the field of public sector purchasing which were lost during the period of the textile dispute with Indonesia; and what estimate he has made of the total value.

Mr. Parkinson

No reliable, comprehensive list can be compiled of opportunities which were lost to British exporters during the period of the textile dispute. I understand, however, that companies competing for contracts in the process plant, aerospace and scientific instruments sectors were affected. The important point for exporters, however, is that trading between Indonesia and the United Kingdom is now continuing normally.

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