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Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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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:

Thousand head
April 1979–March 1980212
April 1980–March 1981306
April 1981–March 1982209
April 1982–March 1983147
April 1983–March 1984202
April 1984–March 1985198

* Fat, store, breeding and other cattle, and calves.

Source: Overseas trade accounts of the United Kingdom adjusted for unrecorded trade.