HC Deb 19 June 1963 vol 679 cc75-6W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that Australia is putting a tariff on imported British paper, thereby affecting the British paper-making industry and increasing unemployment in Great Britain, particularly in North-East Scot- land; and what steps he is taking to protect the industry which now employs approximately 100,000 workers.

Mr. Erroll

I am aware that the Australian Government have imposed new duties on paper and board. If the British industry considers that it is not being given the trading opportunities provided for under our Trade Agreement with Australia, I shall be ready to examine its case and consider taking it up with the Australian Government.

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