HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 c254W
13. Sir Paul Hawkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the new arrangements for the export of ewes to France.

Mr. Gummer

We are obliged under Community law to implement the European Commission regulation which requires us to charge clawback on ewes and ewemeat exported to other member states. But we shall continue to press our fundamental opposition to the imposition of clawback on animals and meat which have not received variable premium.

23. Mr. Livsey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has made in support of the National Farmers Union's reference to the European Court of France's refusal to import British ewe meat without a clawback.

Mr. Gummer

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave earlier today to my hon. Friend the Merrber for Norfolk, South-West (Sir P. Hawkins).

We are closely in touch with the National Farmers' Union which is still considering the legal position.

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