HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 c353W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of chickens marketed in the United Kingdom are sold as New York dressed; and how this position compares with that in each of the last five years.

Mr. Strang

Precise figures are not available. Present estimates are that over the year as a whole about 10 per cent.—15 per cent. of all poultry is sold in this form with a concentration of sales of turkeys and capons at the Christmas period. Estimates made in 1972–73 indicated about 20 per cent. of poultry was marketed in this form.