HC Deb 22 January 1968 vol 757 cc36-7W
Mr. Ford

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to secure reversal of the decision to ban imports of British wool by the Italian Government.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The ban has been imposed because of Italian fears of the transmission of foot-and-mouth disease. We are in touch with the Italian Government about it and hope to convince them that their fears are groundless in respect of wool and hair products.