HC Deb 24 February 1983 vol 37 c479W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister for Trade whether he will make it his policy to require the routeing of all imports of video recorders through one inspection point as do the French Government; and whether he will consider Grimsby as such a suitable point.

Mr. Peter Rees

No. Such action, whether involving Grimsby or elsewhere, would almost certainly not be compatible with our international obligations or our current domestic legislation. The French requirement is already the subject of complaint in the GATT and has been challenged by the Commission.

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