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New Forest: Animals

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many riding horses have been kept in the New Forest in the past 10 years; and how many ponies, cattle and sheep grazed in that area over the same period. [HL4423]

The extent of information available is shown in the table below. Figures for riding horses and sheep were not recorded pre-2006.

Year

Riding horses

Ponies

Cattle

Sheep

1998

Not available

3593

2936

Not available

1999

Not available

3885

2890

Not available

2000

Not available

3990

2991

Not available

2001

Not available

3799

1658

Not available

2002

Not available

3440

1685

Not available

2003

Not available

3477

1762

Not available

2004

Not available

3913

2175

Not available

2005

Not available

4309

2745

Not available

2006

Not available

4204

2572

41

2007

3537

4479

2529

55