HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c121W
Mr. Etherington

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many broiler chickens slaughtered in the United Kingdom were rejected as unfit for human consumption in (i) 1997 and (ii) 1998. [86208]

Mr. Rooker

The information requested is as follows:

Total throughput Unfit for human consumption (in whole or in part)
Great Britain 709,291,374 8,705,858
Northern Ireland 60,270,049 721,859
Great Britain 713,047,348 8,339,457
Northern Ireland 61,774,233 544,907

Note: The total throughput figures provided for Great Britain for 1997 and 1998 are not directly comparable, owing to the method for collecting these data having changed slightly.