HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 cc4-5W
28. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what items are at present covered by any form of selective import control; and whether Her Majesty's Government have any plans to extend such arrangements.

Mr. Peter Rees

Details of goods which may only be imported under the authority of individual licences issued by my Department are listed in the open general import licence dated 8 August 1980 and its amendments. Information about quotas is published in notices to Importers in my Department's weekly journal British Business. Copies of the licence and its amendments, and of the journal are available from HMSO and in the Library of the House.

I have no immediate plans for new controls, nor do I believe that any general extension of import restrictions would be to the advantage of the United Kingdom. I am, however, ready to consider requests for selective import controls in very special circumstances.

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