§ 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:
CATTLE Number Irish Republic 342,134 Australia 35 France 28 Total 342,197
SHEEP Number 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.