§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has regarding the current levels of surplus cement and cement products in the European Community; what representations he has received concerning possible unfair trading practices by companies of other member states involved in cement production; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The following information has been provided by Cembureau, the European Trade Association for the cement industry.
(1,000 tonnes) 1985 EEC production 152,507 EEC consumption 134,259 EEC surplus 18,248
No representations have been received about unfair trading practices by companies of other member states. Representations have been received concerning subsidised imports of cement from Greece. These are being followed up vigorously in Brussels and Athens.