§ 25. Ms Corston
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his estimate of the number of live farm animals exported from the United Kingdom for slaughter in other EU member states in(a) 1979 and (b) 1994. 
§ Mrs. Browning
Official trade statistics for the total number of livestock, in thousand head, exported from the United Kingdom to other EU member states are as follows;
1979 January to November 1994 Cattle 505 463 Sheep 445 896 Pigs 37 172 Poultry 3,731 19,642
These statistics do not distinguish animals for slaughter or for fattening. Figures for 1979 include exports to Spain, Greece and Portugal which joined the EU after this date, but all figures exclude exports to the member states that 334W joined the EU in 1995. Figures for 1994 are provisional and are thought to under-record the true level of exports.