HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 cc284-5W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the size of the sheep flock of Wales in(a) 1993, (b) 1996 and (c) currently. [62916]

Mr. Jon Owen Jones

The information required has been taken from the annual June Agricultural and Horticultural Census and is shown as follows:

Total sheep and lambs in Wales1
Year Number
1993 11,256,200
1996 10,874,000
19982 11,609,300
1Includes estimates for minor holdings
2 Provisional estimate