§ Mr. Alexander
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has had with the New Zealand Government or the New Zealand Dairy Board about the exportation to the United Kingdom by New Zealand of milk or dairy products which did not originate in New Zealand.
§ Mr. Gummer
There have been no imports from New Zealand to the United Kingdom in recent years of milk or dairy products which did not originate in New Zealand. Anchor Foods Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New Zealand Dairy Board registered in the United Kingdom, has, I understand, imported into the United Kingdom small quantities of dairy products from other member states of the Community. Such imports will have been subject to the normal rules for intra-Community trade, not the special arrangements for imports from New Zealand. My officials, in conjunction with those of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, monitor the import of New Zealand butter sent under the special arrangements. They also keep in regular contact with the New Zealand Government and the New Zealand Dairy Board about matters such as the trading activities of the New Zealand Dairy Board.