§ Sir Richard Body
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of Japanese exports to(a) the United Kingdom and (b) the European Community are covered by voluntary restraint agreements.284W
terms of 1985 prices together with the figures for imports and exports of such goods to the EEC and to other countries.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
In 1988 16 per cent. of Japanese exports to the United Kingdom were covered by an inter-industry voluntary restraint arrangement on cars and commercial vehicles.
As far as the Community is concerned there are no formal restraint arrangements with Japan approved by the Council of Ministers. Because of the nature of such arrangements we cannot be sure what informal arrangements exist within the Community.