HC Deb 16 March 1981 vol 1 c9W
Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many jobs his Department estimates were saved in the British textile industry as a result of the multi-fibre arrangement negotiated through the European Community.

Mr. Parkinson

No estimate can be given, because it is impossible to assess how many more jobs would have been lost had there been no quotas under the multi-fibre arrangement.