HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 cc142-3W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to ensure the European Economic Community Commission applies effective import surveillance and controls against imports of East European processed and semi-processed soft fruits, particularly strawberries, to ensure that there is no unfair competition on the British market during the domestic soft fruit harvesting season.

Mr Wiggin

I have no reason to doubt that the European Community Commission will fulfil its obligations on import surveillance in the coming season. Given evidence of unfair competition from any source, I shall take appropriate action to safeguard the interests of producers, fruit processors and consumers.