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Chickens/Eggs (Imports)

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how man (a) chickens and (b) eggs were imported from 2002(i)Holland, (ii) German and (iii) Ital in the last year for which figures are available. [102370]

2002 is the latest year for which figures are available on the imports of chickens and eggs from Germany, Holland and Italy. The provisional figures are as follows:

Number of live chicks and chickens (of the species Gallus Domesticus) imported to the UK in 2002 (thousand head)
FromNumber
Netherlands92.6
German1,236.6
Italnil
Number of eggs imported to the UK in 2002 (million dozen)1
FromNumber
Netherlands22.4
German14.3
Ital0.2
1 Estimates based on the value and volume of trade and the average weight per dozen eggs.