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Lamb exports to the United States: letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands

Published: 24 Sep 2021

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Published:
24 Sep 2021
Lamb exports to the United States: letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands

Rt Hon George Eustice MP

Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Seacole Building

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

Dear George,

Like many others in the industry, I was pleasantly surprised to hear the Prime Minister’s comments earlier this week that “we are going to get from the United States now a lifting of… the ban on British lamb”. Such a development would of course be welcome.

However details of what has been agreed are in short supply. I would be grateful if your department could provide us with chapter and verse on the agreement with the US authorities and when the lifting of the ban will take effect.

I am copying this letter to Lesley Griffiths MS and Edwin Poots MLA.

Signature of Mairi Gougeon MSP

MAIRI GOUGEON