Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the number of cases of sheep worrying which have been reported to the 797W Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years ended 31st December 1975.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Although the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture deals with representations from interested bodies on this subject individual cases of sheep worrying are not reported to the Department in the normal course of events. The approximate numbers of cases of sheep worrying reported to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in each of the last three years were:
1973 415 1974 460 1975 465