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Volume 529: debated on Monday 21 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of livestock producers in England and Wales, respectively, who have had in their possession livestock in excess of six head of cattle. 10 sheep and eight pigs at any time during the preceding 12 months.

I regret that there are no statistics giving the information desired by my hon. Friend.

asked the Minister of Agriculture for an estimate in pounds sterling of the annual sales, to the last available date, of pigs, cattle, and sheep, respectively, in England and Wales, respectively.

It is estimated that in the year ending 31st May, 1953, the values of annual sales in England and Wales together were £84 million for cattle, £35 million for sheep, and £128 million for pigs. It is not practicable to give separate figures for England and Wales.