HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 cc301-2W
66. Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number and value of pedigree cattle whose export from Scotland has been prohibited because of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in England.

Mr. Ross

I am informed that 94 pedigree cattle from Scotland have been stopped. These were consignments, or parts of consignments, intended for Russia, Argentina and Kenya. I understand that the Russian export was to consist of some 460 cattle from both England and Scotland valued at about £124,600; this included 65 cattle from Scotland. I have no information about the value of the 10 cattle to Argentina, but I understand that the Kenyan consignment of 19 cattle were valued at £3,125.

I cannot, of course, say whether other exports might have taken place had the outbreak of foot-and-mouth not occurred.

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