HC Deb 27 November 1985 vol 87 c590W
47. Mr. Tim Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government have taken to resolve the problems of the International Tin Council.

Mr. Channon

The Government have put forward specific proposals to the International Tin Council to deal effectively with the present situation. I raised the issue yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, and we shall be continuing our efforts, within the Council and through diplomatic channels, to achieve an agreed early resolution.