Oral Answers to Questions — Pork and Beef (Imports from Yugoslavia)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1966.

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Photo of Mr Peter Mills Mr Peter Mills , Torrington 12:00 am, 20th July 1966

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tons of Yugoslav pork and beef were imported into the country during 1964–65

Photo of Mr James Hoy Mr James Hoy , Edinburgh Leith

2,200 tons of pork and 13,100 tons of beef between April, 1964, and March, 1965.

Photo of Mr Peter Mills Mr Peter Mills , Torrington

Will the Minister bear in mind that increasing quantities of these products will be coming into this country due to the Common Market tariffs, and therefore food is diverted to this country? Does that not show how important it is that there should be far stricter import control over these products?

Photo of Mr James Hoy Mr James Hoy , Edinburgh Leith

No. I think the figures for 1965–66 show a very substantial fall. Beef fell to 3,500 tons and pork to 1,300 tons.