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Imported Poultry

Volume 478: debated on Monday 18 September 1950

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that dressed poultry are being exported to Portugal while other poultry are being imported from Hungary and Poland with serious risk of fowl pest infection; and if he will state Government policy in this matter.

I am not aware of any United Kingdom exports of dressed poultry to Portugal or elsewhere. No poultry has been imported from Hungary since the end of 1949, and poultry imported from Poland is subject to arrangements made with the Polish authorities to reduce to a minimum the risk of carcases infected by fowl pest being sent to this country.