HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 c1W
5. Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total amount of British beef exported to Europe in the years 1960 to 1963; and how much subsidy was paid for the rearing of the cattle.

Mr. Soames

Exports to the Continent of Europe of live cattle, other than cattle for breeding, over the four years 1960 to 1963 totalled 85,800 head. Figures distinguishing exports of beef and of other kinds of meat are not available for the whole of this period. The amount of subsidy paid on these exports cannot be calculated since not all of the animals or carcases would qualify for guarantee payments and the rates of payment vary from week to week. The greater part of the exports was however of animals that would not have been eligible for subsidy.

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