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Organic Products

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give import figures for each of the following organic produce for each year in the last 10 years: carrots, parsnips, potatoes, cabbages, turnips, swedes, courgettes, lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, pears and strawberries.

No records are maintained in overseas trade statistics of fruit and vegetables classified according to production systems. Moreover, there would be little point in keeping such statistics for organic produce until importing and exporting countries had agreed the necessary organic production standards and the inspection and certification arrangements.