HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c273W
Mr. Farr

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if regulations exist to prevent the live export of fat cattle to markets abroad, including the Republic of Ireland, after the vendor has qualified for deficiency payment on the beast in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Regulations exist under which an export licence is required for fat cattle, but it would not be withheld on the ground that the beast had qualified for deficiency payment. Live cattle exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland do not require export licences.

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