HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 c430W
Mr. Freud

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current level of exports of livestock to Europe; and how many Ministry inspectors are employed to supervise this trade.

Mr. Strang

The figures for the first three months of 1978 are: cattle 106,243, pigs 7,837, and sheep 117,420. These animal health and welfare duties form part of the work of a number of Ministry staff. In the time available, it is not possible to give a precise estimate of the total manpower involved.