§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Minister for Trade what steps he is taking to ensure that the limited levels of Japanese video recorders now permitted to enter the EC are fairly distributed within the various member states, particularly in view of the decision of the French Government to maintain in the meantime their special import procedures in Poitiérs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
[pursuant to the reply, 25 April 1983, c. 232]: The Government will be closely monitoring the implementation of the recent agreement between the Commission and Japan on export restraints of video tape recorders to the Community, although of course the implementation will be for the Japanese authorities. In addition the Commission, after consulting the United Kingdom and other member states, will be holding regular consultations with the Japanese Government to discuss any difficulties that may arise.