§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the value of Welsh lamb exports in each of the past five years; and what plans he has for initiatives to improve export levels in coming years.
§ Mr. Redwood
Exports of Welsh lamb to Europe in recent years have been as follows:
The 1989 and 1990 figures are estimated; that for 1993 is a forecast.
£ million 1989 33 1990 35 1991 45 1992 75 1993 95
Welsh Food Promotions Ltd. and its associated body, Welsh Lamb Enterprise, are working closely and successfully with Food From Britain in promoting exports of lamb. New market opportunities are being identified and exploited vigorously. I myself help promote Welsh lamb and other Welsh foods whenever opportunity presents itself.