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Live Cattle (Imports)

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade how many live cattle were imported from Ireland and Northern Ireland, respectively, during the last 12 months; and what were the corresponding figures for the last five years.

[pursuant to the reply, 30 November 1982, c. 151]: The numbers of live cattle imported into the United Kingdom from the Irish Republic and of those sent from Northern Ireland to Great Britain have been as follows:

UK Imports from Irish RepublicSent from Northern Ireland to Great Britain
October 1981 September 1982141,53914,238


(a) Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom (SITC/R2 Subgroup 001.1—live animals of the bovine species);

(b) Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture (figures exclude cattle imported on direct consignment from the Irish Republic).