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Sheep Imports (Ireland)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many sheep or lambs have been imported from the Republic of Ireland to (a) Great Britain and (b) the United Kingdom in each month since April 1986.

[holding answer 14 December 1987]: United Kingdom import data do not separately identify imports into Great Britain. However, the Irish Livestock and Meat Board market bulletins give the following data for exports of fat sheep and lambs for immediate slaughter:

19861987 (to August)
Great Britain577479
United Kingdom15,47612,429