§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
aked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the Official Report information available of the number of farm animals killed by stray dogs in the United Kingdom as a whole and in the area around greater Manchester for the most recent year figures are available.
§ Mr. Strang
Our latest available information on this covers the calendar year preceding local government reorganisation. This precludes any figures in respect of the new Greater Manchester area, but the following table gives combined totals for the counties from parts of which that area was formed:
FARM ANIMALS KILLED BY DOGS—NUMBERS NOTIFIED IN 1973 Type Great Britain Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire (WR) only Sheep 5,276 455 Poultry 3,274 391 Cattle 25 3 Pigs 16 4 Totals 8,591 853
Source: Police returns to Local Authorities.