Early day motion 1296

EU BAN ON MANGOES

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Total number of signatures: 18

Blackman, Bob Bottomley, Peter Campbell, Ronnie Crausby, David
Dobbin, Jim Dodds, Nigel Durkan, Mark George, Andrew
Glindon, Mary Gray, James Hancock, Mike Hopkins, Kelvin
Lewis, Julian McDonnell, John Meale, Alan Rosindell, Andrew
Shannon, Jim Vaz, Keith

That this House opposes the recent EU ban on the import of Alphonso mangoes from India; believes that this ban will have a devastating impact on retailers of mangoes in the UK which could possibly reach £200,000 per business; notes that this will also have a catastrophic effect on growers of mangoes in India especially in the Maharashtra and Goa regions; further notes that the ban was imposed without the agreement of the UK Parliament; and calls on the Government to reverse this ban and to work alongside the Indian authorities to continue to support this important trade.