§ Sir David Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many live cattle, horses and sheep, respectively, were exported in 1978 for human consumption.212W
§ Mr. Meacher
Live animals exported specifically for human consumption are not separately distinguished in the overseas trade statistics. Following is the available information:
Numbers Live cattle not for breeding or dairy purposes Fat steers, heifers and yearling bulls 48,474 Other cattle not for breeding or dairy purposes 454,790 Live sheep not for breeding Lambs—up to a year old 174,027 Other sheep not for breeding 407,176 Live horses Horses for Slaughter 712
Source: United Kingdom trade statistics, ex SITC(R2) items 001.19 and 001.21 and subgroup 001.5.