HC Deb 01 February 1984 vol 53 c253W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if Her Majesty's Government will seek to ensure that the European Commission implements a policy for separate quotas on surgical dressings and gauze in its renegotiation of the current textile trade agreement with the People's Republic of China; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

The Commission is fully conscious of the strength of the industry's case on this issue, and has been pressing it forcefully upon the Chinese during the current renegotiation of this agreement.