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New Zealand Lamb

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list tile monthly imports of new Zealand lamb into the United Kingdom for each of the last 12 months.

[pursuant to his reply, 3 December 1979, c. 35]: United Kingdom imports of fresh, chilled or frozen lamb originating in New Zealand were as follows:

October 19784,636
November 197825,065
December 19787,138
January 197914,748
February 197928,015
March 197925,913
April 197921,194
May 197915,626
June 197921,115
July 197912,279
August 197911,635
September 197918,068
Source:UK Overseas Trade Statistics (part SITC (Rev 2) Sub-group 011.2).
Note:The effects of industrial action have led to distortions in the pattern of trade recorded in the first eight months of 1979. For this reason and because the particular months to which corrections incorporated in the cumulative figures of imports by country of origin for January to September 1979 (168,258 tonnes) cannot be readily identified, the figures for individual months of this year must be interpreted with particular caution. However, the sum of the individual months of 1979 overstate imports by only 336 tonnes.