HC Deb 13 March 2001 vol 364 c555W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 6 March 2001,Official Report, column 156W, if (a) Ahava cosmetics since 11 August 2000, (b) dates since 31 October 2000, (c) carpets from Barkan since 17 August 2000, (d) wines since 13 November 2000 and (e) other items, as listed, since 20 November 2000 have been imported from Israel. [153097]

Dawn Primarolo

The following number of Customs declarations have been made since the dates in question:

  1. (a) Cosmetics: 5
  2. (b) Dates: 71
  3. (c) Carpets from Barkan: 9
  4. (d) Wines: none
  5. (e) Other items: None for brandy and liqueurs; three for pencils; 35 for plastic household items; 77 for key blanks and locks; none for electric products; and 13 for other bath and skincare products.

Some of these products may be exported prior to Customs clearance. Further verification inquiries will be initiated as appropriate.

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