§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the report of the United Kingdom Zip Fastener Manufacturers' Association relating to foreign imports which was sent to his Department on 22nd January 1975.
§ Mr. Meacher
Our consideration of this report has involved visits to and discussions with various zip-fastener manufacturers including, within the last few days YKK (UK) Ltd., and should be concluded shortly. In the meantime the EEC Commission has announced that as 159W from next month all imports of zip fasteners and parts into member States will be subject to surveillance licensing.