§ Mr. Latham
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the influx of Polish and East German eggs on to the British market, following the blockage of their normal outlets by the Gulf war; and what steps are being taken to achieve orderly marketing in the interests of domestic producers.
§ Mr. MacGregor
There have not been any recent imports of Polish and East German eggs onto the British market. To protect the European Community market, an additional levy of 40 ecus. per 100 kg (equivalent to about 17p dozen for size 4 eggs) on imports from third countries was introduced on 8 June.