§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart concerning the so-called Super 301 provision of the United States Trade Act 1988; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
We have taken frequent opportunities over the past two years to make clear to our United States counterparts our opposition to the provisions of the United States Trade Act which permit unilateral GATT-illegal action. Fortunately, the legislative authority permitting new actions under the "Super 301" provision has now time-expired.