HC Deb 20 December 1963 vol 686 cc275-6W
Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of his decision to permit the dumping of French beef in this country, what is his policy regarding the levels of imports of meat from traditional suppliers in New Zealand, Australia and the Argentine.

Mr. Soames

My decision was to lift a prohibition imposed on animal health grounds for which there had ceased to be any justification. The question whether any resulting imports were dumped would fall to be considered in relation to the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act, 1957. I told the House on 22nd May, 1963 of the Government's policy regarding meat from all suppliers.

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