HC Deb 18 February 1998 vol 306 cc659-60W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations she has received regarding the dumping of textile products onto the world market, with particular reference to thread from Thailand; and what action she is taking on this matter. [26223]

Mrs. Roche

When dumping is alleged to be taking place in the European Commission that has the power to investigate complaints by the EU industries concerned and to propose anti-dumping measures, as necessary. In recent months, my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade has received a considerable number of representations about Commission investigations into unbleached cotton fabric and bedlinen originating in a number of countries, but not about the dumping of thread from Thailand.