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Meat: Smuggling

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many seizures of illegal meat imports there were in each of the last five years. (291908)

The following table shows the number of seizures of illegal meat imports in each of the last five years.

These figures include the number and weight of seizures made from non-European Union (EU) countries by the United Kingdom Border Agency at points of entry in Great Britain, those made by inland local/port health authorities where they were able to establish that the illegal products came from non-EU countries and those made by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARDNI) at points of entry in Northern Ireland.

1 April to 31 March each year

Number of seizures

Weight (kg)

2008-09

11,356

76,903

2007-08

14,158

76,718

2006-07

19,254

90,327

2005-06

14,826

106,135

2004-05

10,987

78,664