HC Deb 17 June 1966 vol 729 c360W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many home-grown potatoes were exported to the Continent during the last six months.

Mr. John Mackie

Official monthly export statistics are available only up to the end of April, but my estimate of total exports of potatoes from the United Kingdom 1965 crop is as follows:

For human consumption 100,000 (including 36,000 tones from Northern Ireland)
For industrial and 46,000
stockfeed processing Seed 66,000 (including 51,000 tons from Northern Ireland)
Total 212,000

About two-thirds of these exports would have gone to the Continent

Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to set up a farm animal welfare standing advisory committee as proposed by the Brambell Committee.

Mr. Peart

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I are considering this, along with the Committee's other recommendations.