HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 c259W
30. Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many red meat animals were slaughtered for food in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Gummer

For 1985, the provisional total number of slaughterings for the United Kingdom was 34.75 million, comprising 4.22 million cattle, 15.27 million sheep and 15.26 million pigs.