§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will investigate instances of German eggs being repacked in Holland for re-export to the United Kingdom; and if he will take steps to tighten up the inspection and documentation procedures in order to avoid the possibility of the introduction of Newcastle disease into the United Kingdom.
§ Mrs. Fenner
Immediate investigations were made following reports of German eggs arriving in Great Britain under Dutch documentation and health certification. Those eggs which did not meet the import rules were put under restriction and sent back to Holland.239W
Steps have been taken in consultation with the Dutch authorities, to reinforce the already substantial import requirements for eggs regarding premises of origin.