HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c890W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many instances of the(a) import and (b) export of (i) whitecoat and (ii) blueback sealskin and sealskin apparel, in contravention of the EU trade embargo have been discovered in each of the last three years in (A) the UK and (B) the remainder of the EU. [173213]

John Healey

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave him on 4 May 2004,Official Report, column 484W.

HM Customs and Excise have not made any seizures relating to the import or export of whitecoat or blueback sealskin or apparel in contravention of EU Directive 83/129 in the last three years. Customs' central records do not include information about other member states' imports or exports.

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