§ Mr. Ashton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade on what grounds he has changed his policy on the EC anti-dumping action with regard to the importing of sintered magnesite refractory materials from China; what studies he has made of the effect of his change in policy on the British refractory industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 15 June 1993]: My Department is currently consulting interested parties in the United Kingdom about a European Commission proposal for a definitive anti-dumping duty on dead-burned (sintered) magnesite from China. I shall then decide the United Kingdom's response to the proposal.