HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 cc92-3W
73. Mr. Hardy

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many breeding ewes there were in England and Wales in the latter half of 1970; and what proportion of that number qualifies for the hill sheep subsidy.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

At the 1970 December census, 7,950,000 breeding and two-tooth ewes were recorded. In 1969, the last year for which hill sheep subsidy figures are available, about half the breeding flock in England and Wales qualified for the subsidy.

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