HC Deb 04 November 1980 vol 991 cc530-1W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if, in order to curb the illegal importing of butter from the Republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland, he will introduce legislation to extend to Northern Ireland the existing ban in Great Britain on the sale of butter in imperial size packs, since the butter from the Republic of Ireland is sold in imperial one pound packs; while Northern Ireland's butter is sold in the larger, and consequently dearer, metric 500g pack.

Mr. Giles Shaw

[pusuant to his reply, 30 October 1980, c. 367]: No.

There have been successful prosecutions this year for the illegal importation of pre-packs of butter in imperial quantities from the Republic of Ireland under existing legislation dealing with the importation into, and prepacking in, Northern Ireland of butter.

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