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Cattle: Exports

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of live calves exported since 1 January 2007 have formed part of (a) a consignment exported from a single farm and (b) a multiple pick up of consignments from several farms; (142649)

(2) what proportion of live calves exported since 1 January 2007 have been sent (a) from a holding of origin in the UK directly to a place of destination in another EU member state, (b) from a holding of origin in the UK via an assembly centre in the UK to a place of destination in another member state and (c) from a holding of origin in the UK via an assembly market in the UK to a place of destination in another member state; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answers 14 June 2007]: The information requested is not collected centrally and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost to the Department.