§ Mr. Meacher
While imports from these countries have been higher so far this year than in the corresponding period last year, they cannot be considered in isolation from imports of footwear as a whole. Total imports of footwear in the first quarter of 1978 were in fact lower than those in the same period in 1977. Imports of footwear from South Korea, Malaysia and India are subject to surveillance licensing. In response to representations from a number of EEC member States, including the United Kingdom, the European Commission has embarked on discussions with three of the Community's main low cost suppliers—South Korea, India and Spain—about their future forecasts of sales to the Community.