asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress has been made by his Department alone or in
|UNITED KINGDOM IMPORTS FROM IRISH REPUBLIC|
|Percentage increase in|
|January-March 1980 compared with January-March 1979||March 1980 compared with March 1979|
|(a) Numbers of live animals of the bovine species(excluding pure-bred breeding stock).||16||28|
|(b) Weight of fresh, chilled or frozen meat of bovineanimals (with bone in, boned or boneless).||37||33|
Source : Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom, SITC (R2) Sub-groups : ( a)—001.1 and (b)—001.1.
Note : Figures for the early months of 1979 may have been distorted by the effects of industrial disputes; the percentage changes should therefore be interpreted with caution.