HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c233W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what effect he estimates that the new General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade multi-fibre arangement will have on the prospects for the British textiles and clothing industry.

Mr. MacGregor

It is too early to make any such estimate. The Community's bilateral agreements to implement the new multi-fibre arrangement will be negotiated with our suppliers during the course of this year.