§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much beef was(a) produced in and (b) consumed by the UK in the last 12 months. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 5 March 2001]: The following table provides details of the quantity of beef produced and consumed by the UK in 2000.
UK supply of beef in 2000 Thousand tonnes1 Home fed production 706 Consumption2 919 1 Dressed carcase weight equivalent 2 Total domestic use; home fed production plus imports less exports net of stock change