Food: Exports

Treasury written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what precautions customs officers are taking when checking perishable goods exiting the country to avoid the waste of products.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

HMRC do not conduct targeted checks on perishable goods either entering or exiting the country. Checks may be carried out by officers from other Government Departments.

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