§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the countries from where beef was purchased for consumption by the armed services in 1991 and in each case, including the United Kingdom, give the quantity bought and amount spent; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Details of supplies by country of origin are not available. The predominant source of supply in 1991 however was South America. The quantity of beef purchased in 1991 was approximately 3,500 metric tonnes valued at approximately £8.5 million.