HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c624W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the policy of the French Government towards UK beef exports. [135672]

Ms Quin

The French Government have made it clear that they do not intend to lift their ban on imports of UK beef. The European Commission is challenging this ban in the European Court of Justice.