HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc38-9WS
Mr. Hendry

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the occasions on which illegal meat has been seized by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise since 1 May; and what quantities were obtained in each case. [133976]

John Healey

Customs do not publish information in the format requested as there is a risk of prejudicing ongoing and future law enforcement operations; Exemption 4 (Law Enforcement and Legal Proceedings) and Exemption 7 (Effective management and operations of the public service) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information apply. Full-year figures are published by Defra in its Annual Review of Controls on Imports of Animal Products each July.