HC Deb 03 July 1985 vol 82 c183W
15. Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has had about the future of the textile clothing industry.

Mr. Norman Lamont

My right hon. Friend and I have received a number of recent representations in favour of the renewal of the multi-fibre arrangement beyond July 1986, and others requesting Government assistance for the textile and clothing industries following the European Commission's rejection of the proposed CLOFT scheme.