HC Deb 12 February 1986 vol 91 cc477-8W
7. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress on the proposed new general agreement on tariff and trade round.

Mr. Alan Clark

The contracting parties to GATT agreed unanimously on 28 November 1985 to set up a preparatory committee for a new round of multilateral trade negotiations. Ministers are expected to make a formal decision to launch the new negotiations at a special meeting planned for this September.