§ 30. Mr. Boscawen
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will consider reopening discussions with the Czechoslovakia, Polish and Romanian Governments in order to obtain inclusion of sandals for men, women and children in the arrangements for voluntary restraint on footwear exports to the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Meacher
Until very recently I was not aware that the industry was concerned about imports of leather sandals from Eastern Europe. I will be investigating the position further, but on present evidence can see no grounds for extending the existing voluntary restraint arrangements with Czechoslovakia, Poland and Romania to include leather sandals.