§ 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.