HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 c559W
Ms Quin

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list those countries which banned the import of British beef prior to the EU ban and the date the ban came into force in each case. [26021]

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.

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