HC Deb 28 June 1978 vol 952 c571W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade from which countries live cattle and sheep are imported into the United Kingdom; and what was the volume from each for the last available 12-month period.

Mr. Meacher

Following is the information for the period May 1977 to April 1978:

Irish Republic 342,134
Australia 35
France 28
Total 342,197

Irish Republic 67 167
France 71
Austria 2
Total 67,240

In the period June 1977 to May 1978, 337,117 live cattle and 70,805 live sheep were imported. Details of imports from individual countries in May 1978 are not yet available.

Source: UK Overseas Trade Statistics—SITC (Rev 1) 001.1 and 001.20 (part); SITC (Rev 2) 001.1 and 001.21.