§ Mr. Channon
The information is as follows:
1980 1982 *1983 Value (£ thousands) c.i.f. 13 40 1,159 Weight (Metric Tonnes) 3 11 220 Volume (thousand Sq.M) 6 24 703 * provisional
Source: Data corresponding to tariff heading 5804–6900 (ex. SITC/R2 Item 652.23) in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.
Note: There were no imports from Turkey in 1981.
§ Mr. Trippier
My officials have had discussions both with the relevant industry trade associations and with the individual companies affected. They have also had a comprehensive discussion of the problem with the 545W European Commission and the other member states, who will now be fully aware of the background if the United Kingdom needs to seek urgent action. Special monitoring of imports of this product has also been set up which will enable my officials to identify and deal with any problem which may arise rather more quickly than would normally be the case.