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Treasury written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much trade has been recorded by HM Customs and Excise in (a) whitecoat sealskin, (b) blueback sealskin and (c) sealskin apparel in each year since 1998.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Figures on imports and exports of sealskin and sealskin apparel are published under commodity codes 43017010, 43021941 and 43031010 in 'Overseas Trade Statistics' published by HM Customs and Excise, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. However, figures for whitecoat and blueback sealskins are not separately identified.

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