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Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where beef for consumption by (a) the Army, (b) the airforce, (c) the Navy and (d) the marines is reared and produced. [114158]

The latest percentages for the beef purchased is: 55 per cent, reared and produced in Britain, 21 per cent. Australia, 18 per cent. Brazil, 4 per cent. Uruguay and 2 per cent. New Zealand. There is no differentiation between the single services.