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Agricultural Production

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much Wales contributed to the overall UK production of (a) lamb less than one year, (b) fowls for table, (c) fowls in laying flock, (d) cattle and calves, (e) pigs, (f) oats, (g) dairy herd, (h) barley, (i) wheat, (j) potatoes-earlies and (k) potatoes-main crop in the last year for which figures are available. [107533]

[holding answer 7 April 2003]: The data requested by the hon. Member is not available from National Assembly sources as a contribution to overall UK production against the commodities he has identified. However, the percentage contributions from Wales to the UK totals in terms of hectarage or animal numbers are available. All of the data provided relate to June 2002.

CommodityPercentage of UK totals
Lambs less than one year27
Table chicken4
Fowls in laying flock3
Cattle and Calves12
Pigs1
Oats3
Dairy breeding herd12
Barley2
Wheat1
Potatoes (total = earlies + main)1.5
Potatoes—earlies18
Potatoes—main crop11
1 Denotes percentage of England. Wales and Scotland totals.