HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c460W
Mr. Hilary Benn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the total value of food products, imported into the United Kingdom in 1998 from countries outside the EU, which were produced to hygiene standards less stringent that those required of British farmers. [96265]

Ms Quin

Imports of food products from third countries must meet the same, or equivalent, standards of hygiene as food products produced in the European Union.