Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take any steps against any Hershey's products manufactured in the United Kingdom while that company pursues its action in the United States courts against Cadbury products made in England.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Her Majesty’s Government currently has no intention of taking any steps against Hershey around the facts of this case. This is a commercial dispute between Hershey’s (as the licenced manufacturer and distributor of Cadbury products within the USA) and a US importer. This dispute relies upon well known rules and principles and the companies involved have the right to take issues such as this to the judicial authorities in the appropriate territory.

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