HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c193W
Mr. Woolmer

asked the Minister for Trade what were the voluntary agreed or indicative limits or other limits on imports from Turkey in 1981 and in 1982 of the following textiles and clothing products (a) cotton yarn, (b) cotton fabric, (c) knitted shirts, (d) trousers, (e) woven shirts, (f) towels and towelling and (g) bed linen.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to the reply, 13 December 1982, c. 42]: In 1981, there were no formal restraints on imports of any of the mentioned products from Turkey. However, cotton yarn was subject to a notified level of 2,940 tonnes for the United Kingdom, below which the Community undertook not to seek safeguard action; cotton fabric was subject to a notified level of 172 tonnes; and knitted shirts were subject to a notified level of 1,265,000 pieces.

In 1982, imports of cotton yarn from Turkey are subject to a voluntary restraint level of 3,600 tonnes; cotton fabric is subject to a quota of 2,000 tonnes; and imports of knitted shirts were suspended on 4 August at a level just under 3.9 million pieces. A small supplementary allowance of 30,000 pieces was given in this category to cover the period from 15 October to the end of the year.

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