HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc490-1W
Mr. Latham

asked the Minister for Trade whether he will now list, in specific, numerical terms in respect of major industries such as electronics, toys and motor manufacturing the detailed steps which Japan has indicated to him she intends to take to reduce her exports into the United Kingdom in both real and monetary terms in the financial year 1982–83 compared with 1981–82; and what action his Department intends to take to ensure that these reductions are fully achieved.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 7 April, 1982, c. 334]: No such commitments have been made by the Japanese Government although it has undertaken to respect historic levels of exports in a range of steel products. About a quarter of our other imports from Japan apart from steel products are covered by restraint arrangements negotiated on an industry to industry basis, which in general are working effectively.