§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to prevent the dumping of Romanian men's suits in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Imports into the United Kingdom of men's suits from Romania are subject to a quota, which is strictly enforced, under the provisions of the EC/Romania bilateral textile agreement. This agreement also contains provisions for dealing with abnormally low price levels. We have drawn the attention of the European Commission to the prices at which Romanian suits have been entering the United Kingdom, and are considering appropriate action.
§ Mr. Fatchett
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations his Department has made to the European Commission in relation to men's suits imported from Romania; and what action they proposed.