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Broiler Industry

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his estimate of the extent of the broiler industry, the value of its annual output, and the number of persons engaged in this industry; and to what extent it is in receipt of Government grants or subsidies.

It is estimated that United Kingdom production of broiler chicken in 1960 was something over 100 million birds with a wholesale value approaching £40 million. I am afraid that there are no figures on the number of persons engaged in broiler production. No Government subsidies or grants are payable directly to the broiler industry.