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Imports From Irish Republic

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many store cattle were imported from the Republic of Ireland during each of the last five-year periods to the latest convenient date; and what tonnages of carcase beef and carcase lamb were imported during the same periods.

Figures are given below for each calendar year from 1955 to 1964, with totals for the two five-year periods 1955–59 and 1960–64, and comparable figures also for the first ten months of the current year. Because of classification difficulties in certain years, statistics for both Irish store and fat cattle are shown.

IMPORTS FROM IRISH REPUBLIC
Calendar YearStore Cattle '000 head)Fat Cattle ('000 head)Carcase Beef ('000 tons)Carcase Lamb ('000 tons)
1955473128123
195648511184
19577555035
19585964036
19594026577
2,7113943325
1960321181159
1961430254336
19624311312213
1963564681811
196463863209
2,38469710848
January to October, 196536942227

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for what general purposes it has been agreed that moneys paid to the Government of the Republic of Ireland in respect of imports of carcase beef and carcase lamb will be used.

Under the terms of the agreement with the Government of the Republic of Ireland, sums paid in respect of carcase beef and lamb imported into the United Kingdom are to be applied to such purposes as may from time to time be agreed between the two Governments after consultation together. No decision has been taken on the matter, but consultations will be taking place.