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Cattle

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many cattle have been rejected in meat plants in each of the last 12 weeks; and if he will list the weekly numbers;(2) how many cattle have been killed in meat plants in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 weeks; and if he will list the weekly numbers.

The available information is as follows:

Week commencingCattle killedCarcases rejected under Beef variable premium scheme*
11 March10,817580
18 March10,475513
25 March11,406555
Week commencingCattle killedCarcases rejected under Beef variable premium scheme*
1 April10,323591
8 April5,711352
15 April10,267758
22 April11,180905
29 April10,651715
6 May9,735683
13 May10,138704
20 May10,926646
27 May8,520488
* Note: Numbers rejected for other reasons (e.g. veterinary) are not available.