HL Deb 19 October 1981 vol 424 cc663-4

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The Earl of Avon

My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 179. The amendment seeks to remove the "three times the value" restriction. There is a precedent for this. The provisions which enable the agriculture departments to take action when products have been imported in contravention of various plant and animal health orders where notice has been given to the importer and he has failed to take action as required by the notice—for example, destruction, disinfestation or other treatment—allow for recovery of their costs to be sought without limit against the relevant importer. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—(The Earl of Avon.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.