HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 c204W
58 and 59. Sir T. Beamish

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) when the voluntary scheme to restrict deliveries of Cheddar-type cheese agreed between the United Kingdom and the Governments of New Zealand, Australia and the Republic of Ireland came into operation; what account was taken of excessive stocks imported prior to that date; and how soon the scheme will effectively diminish the threat of material injury to home producers arising from the dumping of these products;

(2) whether the Government of the Republic of Ireland is now implementing in full Her Majesty's Government's requirement of a scheme of voluntary restraint in cheese deliveries to the British market.

Mr. John Mackie

The arrangement for voluntary restraint relates to deliveries over the period from 1st April, 1968, until 31st March, 1970. It is designed to bring stocks to a level compatible with market stability within that period, and takes account of past sendings in the period. I have no reason to doubt that, given a satisfactory conclusion of the discussions with remaining suppliers, which I am at present conducting, the figures agreed with New Zealand, Australia and the Irish Republic will be honoured.