§ 62. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the value to the British livestock industry of orders for breeding cattle, pigs, and other livestock placed this year by countries in the Soviet bloc.187W
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
No information on orders is available. Excluding poultry and horses, £84,381 worth of livestock was exported to Sovietbloc countries in the first ten months of this year; details are given in the table below. Except for cattle, the information available does not show breeding animals separately.
UNITED KINGDOM EXPORTS OF LIVE ANIMALS TO SOVIET BLOC COUNTRIES January-October, 1962 Value(£ f.o.b.) Source: H.M. Customs Returns Country Cattle for Breeding (a) Pigs and other Livestock (b) Total U.S.S.R — 31,878 31,878 Poland — 8,353 8,353 Eastern Germany 10,875 3,360 14,235 Hungary — 6,110 6,110 Czechoslovakia 6,895 — 6,895 Bulgaria 4,250 1,760 6,010 Rumania 10,900 — 10,900 Total 32,920 51,461 84,381
(a) There were no exports of cattle other than for breeding.
(b) Excluding horses and poultry: including pigs and other livestock not for breeding.