HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c606W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for High Peak (Mr. Levitt) of 8 June 1998,Official Report, columns 452–53, if he will estimate how many fallen stock and what tonnage is disposed of by hunt kennels; and what proportion this represents of the total. [47239]

Mr. Rooker

Information on the numbers and tonnage of fallen stock disposed of through hunt kennels is not available. However, a small survey undertaken by the State Veterinary Service earlier this year indicates that around 55 per cent. of calves, 35 per cent. of adult bovines, 25 per cent. of sheep and goats, and 10 per cent. of pigs and lambs, which have fallen, may be disposed of through hunt kennels.

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