HL Deb 29 April 1987 vol 486 cc1596-7WA
Lord Northfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What main changes they are advocating to the proposals of the European Commission for antidumping on manufactured parts imported from Japan, particularly with a view to encouraging inward investment in manufacturing plant; and when they estimate that the council will reach agreement on the amended proposals.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Lucas of Chilworth)

The Government agree that anti-dumping remedies should not be circumvented but wish to ensure that genuine investment is not discouraged. We have still to see whether changes in the draft proposals will be needed. The Government hope agreement can be reached this summer.