§ Mr. Lee
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in any future restatement of his Department's objectives, he will include a statement of his policy to work for fair trading conditions world wide and for strengthened General Agreement on Tarriffs and Trade rules and disciplines, as well as for trade liberalisation.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State recently published revised departmental objectives. These include the objective of working for trade liberalisation worldwide. The Government's top priority in this field at present is the early successful conclusion of the GATT Uruguay round of trade negotiations. This will produce a strengthened framework of rules and disciplines for international trade and fairer and more open trading conditions for all participants.