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Imports: Israel

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 885-6W, on imports: Israel, how many of the 26 consignments examined between the end of July and the end of September 2008 were identified as originating in settlements; which settlements were involved; which import/export companies were involved; and for which UK retailer they were intended. (234373)

Of the 26 consignments examined between the end of July and end of September 2008 one consignment was identified as originating in a settlement—the Jordan Valley. The import/export company and the UK retailer cannot be named for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of Ahava skin care products have been imported into the UK in each of the last three years; and how many of these consignments were manufactured in settlements in the Occupied Territories. (234374)

Commercial confidentiality makes it inappropriate to provide this information for an individual supplier.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 885-86W, on imports: Israel, how many of the consignments were labelled (a) West Bank, (b) Jordan Valley and (c) Israel; and how many were identified as originating in an Israeli settlement. (234375)

The information requested is not available. However, the number of consignments identified as originating in an Israeli settlement in the last three years were as follows:

1 February to 31 January each year

Number

2005-06

128

2006-07

127

2007-08

214

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 885-86W and 886W, on imports: Occupied Territories and imports: Israel, how many of the consignments entering the UK in each of the last three years from (a) Israel and (b) the Occupied Palestinian Territories originated in Israeli settlements; and how many were labelled as originating in settlements. (234376)

No information is available on how many of the consignments entering the UK from Israel and the Occupied Territories in each of the last three years originated in Israeli settlements, or on the number that were labelled as originating in settlements. Records are available only on imports that are identified as incorrectly claiming Israeli origin.