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Lamb Exports

Volume 982: debated on Thursday 17 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present situation regarding exports of lamb from the United Kingdom to France; and if he will make a statement.

The French Government are continuing their illegal restrictions on exports of lamb from the United Kingdom and a substantial levy is at present being charged. This defiance of a clear judgment of the European Court is undermining the fundamental principles of the Community.