§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the species and numbers of animals imported into the United Kingdom during 1984.
§ Mrs. Fenner
The table shows the information requested:
United Kingdom imports of live animals (chiefly for food) 1984 Number Animals of the bovine species (including buffalos) Pure bred breeding animals 1,010 Other than pure bred breeding stock— Male calves 525 Female calves 1,102 Heifers for breeding or dairy purposes 16 Heifers—fat 9,184
Number Other heifers 57,627 Cows for breeding or dairy purposes 1 Other cows 130 Bulls for breeding — Other bulls 55 Steers—fat 68,728 Other steers 77,529 Other cattle 1 Sheep Pure bred breeding animals 1,321 Other than pure bred for breeding 10,340 Lambs (up to a year old) not for breeding 17,107 Other sheep not for breeding 33,711 Goats Pure bred breeding animals — Other goats — Pigs-Domestic species Pure bred breeding animals— Sows and boars 13 Other pigs 24 Other than pure bred breeding animals— Sows 54 Other pigs 46,659 Poultry Of a weight not exceeding 185 grammes Turkeys and geese 294,513 Day old chicks 1,571,790 Other than turkeys, geese or chicks 667,967 Of a weight exceeding 185 grammes Fowls 319,980 Ducks — Geese — Turkeys 12,124 Guinea fowls — Horses Pure bred breeding animals 3,796 For slaughter — Other horses 3,346 Asses — Mules and hinnies — Live animals of a kind mainly used for food Domestic rabbits 1,794 Pigeons 9,759 Other —
Source: United Kingdom Trade Statistics.