§ Lord HOUGHTON of SOWERBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What amount of horsemeat, in weight or in the number of carcases, is being exported to EEC countries from slaughterings at the four licensed slaughterhouses (Bristol, Crawley, Huddersfield and Norwich), and at what rate these exports are rising.
§ Lord STRABOLGI
The four slaughterhouses referred to are the only ones in the United Kingdom approved to slaughter horses, the meat of which is intended for intra-Community trade. Exports of horsemeat from the United Kingdom to EEC countries have been as follows:
January-September Tonnes Index 1975 999 100 1976 2,868 287 1977 4,216 422
These figures may include some reexports.