HC Deb 20 May 1975 vol 892 cc352-3W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish in the Official Report a list of products which are currently being made in EFTA countries from British materials and components for re-export to the EEC which would not qualify for free entry under the relevant rules of origin if Great Britain leaves the Common Market, together with his estimate of the value of the British materials and components which would be adversely affected.

Mr. Hattersley

While it is easy to establish that the origin rules in the Community's agreements with the EFTA countries would put United Kingdom exports of components to those countries at a severe disadvantage, the detailed information requested is not readily available. But to take a single example, Volvo imports British parts to the value of over £80 million a year. All that amount is potentially at risk.

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