HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 cc396-7W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether he will publish in the Official Report a list of the four-digit headings falling within chapters 84 and 85 of the Brussels nomenclature which fall wholly or partly within chapter 71 of the standard industrial trade classification and in which one or more items in that division will be subject to a tariff of 10 per cent. or more on 1 January 1987, together with the value of imports of such items each year since the start of the Kennedy rounds and in the current year to date.

Mr. Channon

The available information is as follows:

Value of Specified UK Imports
(£ million cif)
Outboard Marine Internal Combustion Piston Engines
(a) of a cylinder capacity of 325cc or less (b) not exceeding 10 brake horse power
1974 Not applicable 1.1
1975 1.0
1976 1.5
1977 2.4
1978 3.0
1979 2.4
1980 2.1
1981 2.5
1982 2.8
1983* 2.4
* January-October
† Not applicable
Source: HM Customs and Excise Tariff, Chapters 84 and 85; and the Overseas Trade Statistics and Annual Statements of Overseas Trade of the United Kingdom, SITC(R2) Item 713.31 and SITC(R1) Sub-group 711.5.
(a) figures for 1974 include only newly constructed engines; those for subsequent years include other engines also.
(b) in 1968–73, outboard engines were not separately distinguished in the statistics of overseas trade.

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