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Honey

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress is being made in reducing imports of honey from countries which are able to sell honey much more cheaply than the equivalent British goods on account of their low standard of living.

The United Kingdom tariff will be increased to 27 per cent. on 1st July when the final transition step to the full common customs tariff is made. As we rely on imports for the majority of our honey supplies it would not be in the national interest to seek any increase in this high level of protection.