§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many sheep or lambs have been588W imported from the Republic of Ireland to (a) Great Britain and (b) the United Kingdom in each month since April 1986.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
[holding answer 14 December 1987]: United Kingdom import data do not separately identify imports into Great Britain. However, the Irish Livestock and Meat Board market bulletins give the following data for exports of fat sheep and lambs for immediate slaughter:
1986 1987 (to August) Great Britain 577 479 United Kingdom 15,476 12,429