asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many live cattle were imported from Ireland during the last 12 months; and what were the corresponding figures for the last five years.
The number of live cattle* imported into the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland were as follows:
|April 1979–March 1980||212|
|April 1980–March 1981||306|
|April 1981–March 1982||209|
|April 1982–March 1983||147|
|April 1983–March 1984||202|
|April 1984–March 1985||198|
* Fat, store, breeding and other cattle, and calves.
Source: Overseas trade accounts of the United Kingdom adjusted for unrecorded trade.