HC Deb 14 March 2003 vol 401 c458W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements he has with the Home Office, Customs and Excise and DEFRA(a) to prevent and (b) to detect illegally imported meat entering the UK. [102163]

Ms Blears

The Food Standards Agency works closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise on issues concerning the illegal import of meat and is assisting these departments as part of a cross-government action plan to improve enforcement and control of illegal imports. The FSA does not have arrangements currently with the Home Office in this area of work.