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Animal Exports

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many licences for the export of live animals for slaughter were issued in the period 17th January to 16th February, giving the number of animals in each category of cattle, sheep and pigs involved; and to which countries they were exported.

I have been asked to reply.It is not the practice to disclose details of export licences issued. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food stated in answer to the hon. Member for Plymouth, Drake (Miss Fookes) on 20th February—[Vol. 886, c.

449–50.]—that 6,478 live food animals had been examined before shipment up to 14th February, all to EEC countries.