§ Mr. Lewis
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) from which countries sheep have been imported into the United Kingdom in each year since 1990, and in the current year to date;
(2) what has been the total number of sheep imported into the United Kingdom in each year from 1990 and in 1994 to date.
§ Mr. Soames
Final date for years 1990 to 1992 are shown in the table. Data on numbers of live animals imported during 1993 are provisional and subject to change.
reared in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; what proportion of the total United Kingdom production is accounted for by each country; what tonnage of lamb and 229W sheep reared in each country is exported (a) live and (b) dead; and what proportion of total British lamb and sheep exports, live and dead, is accounted for by each.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
[holding answer 26 April 1994]: The table provides estimates of the tonnage of lamb and sheep production for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1993, together with the proportion of the United Kingdom total.
Both live and dead export figures are only available for the United Kingdom as a whole, and are not available separately for each country.
United Kingdom home fed sheep and lamb production 19931 Estimate of breakdown by country '000 tonnes Proportion of United Kingdom per cent. England 197 52 Wales 79 21 Scotland 73 19 Northern Ireland2 31 8 United Kingdom 380 100 1 Includes meat equivalent of live exports. 2 Includes an estimate of unrecorded in live exports to Ireland.