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Turkeys

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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130.

asked the President of the Board of Trade why import licences for turkeys from Hungary have been refused, in view of the fact that nearly 1,500 tons were imported from that country last year.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 13th November by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the hon. Member for North Angus and Mearns (Mr. Thornton-Kemsley).

133.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now prepared to grant import licences for the importation of turkeys from Yugoslavia and Italy; and what quantities it is estimated can be obtained from these sources.

The import of turkeys from Yugoslavia and Italy is prohibited because the way in which the birds were prepared for slaughter exposed them to the risk of infection from fowl pest. The second part of the Question does not arise.