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Lamb Exports

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he proposes to introduce measures to counter opposition to Welsh lamb exports to countries that have traditionally been markets for the product; and if he has any proposals for a trade delegation to Middle East countries on the lines of pioneering work carried out by the Republic of Ireland.

The lamb export trade has revived considerably over the past few months. Nevertheless, the Government will continue to seek improvements to the present clawback arrangements. My Department recently sponsored, through the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, an investigation of the market for lambs and breeding ewes in Tunisia and will continue to do all it reasonably can to foster the export of Welsh lamb.