HC Deb 16 December 1993 vol 234 c846W
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:

£ million
1989 33
1990 35
1991 45
1992 75
1993 95
The 1989 and 1990 figures are estimated; that for 1993 is a forecast.

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.