HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c105W
Q33. Mr. Latham

asked the Prime Minister whether she will outline the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards removing imbalances of trade between the United Kingdom and its trading partners; and what recent steps have been taken in that regard.

The Prime Minister

The Government believe that trade should be balanced on a multilateral rather than a bilateral basis. However, we are concerned about the strain being placed on the open trading system by those countries which do not allow fair access to their markets and are pressing for positive Community action to remedy this.