HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 cc1092-3
35. Mr. Healy

asked the Minister of Food the names of the cattle grading stations in Northern Ireland and the number of cattle which passed to them from the Irish Republic from 1st January to end of September.

Major Lloyd George

As the reply contains a long list of names I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Healy

Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman realise that a large number of cattle from Northern Ireland actually come from the Irish Republic and are retained in Northern Ireland for only a few months before passing here?

Major Lloyd George

I am not quite sure what the hon. Member has in mind, but I have given the list of depots which he requires and also the figures of cattle which come here from Northern Ireland.

Following is the information:

The 67 purchasing centres in Northern Ireland are:

Antrim. Fivemiletown.
Armagh. Garvagh.
Armoy. Glenarm.
Aughnacloy. Irvinestown.
Ballycastle. Keady.
Ballyclare. Kilkeel.
Ballygawley. Killylea.
Ballymena. Kilrea.
Ballymoney. Kircubbin.
Ballynahinch. Larne.
Banbridge. Limavady.
Belfast. Lisburn.
Bellaghy. Lisnaskea.
Bushmills. Londonderry.
Camlough. Lurgan.
Castlederg. Maghera.
Castlewellan. Macherafelt.
Claudy. Markethill.
Clougher. Moneymore.
Cloughmills. Moy.
Colaraine. Newry.
Cookstown. Newtownards.
Crossgar. Newtownbutler.
Crossmaglen. Newtownstewart.
Crumlin. Omagh.
Cushendall. Portadown.
Donemana. Pountzpass.
Downpatrick. Rathfriland.
Draperstown. Saintfieid.
Dromore. Sixmilecross.
Dungannon. Stewartstown.
Dungiven. Strabane.
Enniskillen. Tynan Railway
Fintona. Station.

During the past three years the average numbers of live cattle from the Republic of Ireland graded at these centres from January to September inclusive was about 60,000.