§ Mr. Madden
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information is available to his Department about the extent of the export of animal fodder.
§ Mr. Bishop
Information is available from the Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom compiled by Her Majesty's Customs. Exports of fodder from the United Kingdom are minimal and figures for the period January-October 1974 are given below:
SITC Code Description Tons January/October 1974 08111 Cereal straw and husks unprepared or chopped 79 08112 Mangolds, swedes, fodder roots, kale and hay (of which hay) 520 (143) Preliminary figures indicate that, in November, 22 tons of hay were exported, all to the Republic of Ireland, and no straw.