§ 29. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what number or proportion of cattle examined by his veterinary officers before shipment have been declared unfit for shipment during the last year.
§ Mr. Godber
Between 26th February, 1957, when the Exported Cattle Protection Order came into force, and 24th May, 24,128 cattle were examined by my veterinary officers before leaving Great Britain for slaughter on the Continent. Of these, 137, or 0.57 per cent. were rejected as unfit for shipment.