§ Mrs. Browning
[holding answer 23 April 1996]: In the week prior to the adoption of Commission decision 96/239/EC on 27 March the following EU countries imposed unilateral bans or restrictions on imports of British beef: Belgium, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Italy.
With regard to non-EU countries, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Nottingham, South (Mr. Simpson) on 16 May, Official Report columns 579–80.