HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c219W
Mr. Prosser

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the monetary value in (i) 1997 and (ii) 1998 of live lambs and sheep exported from the UK for(a) slaughter and (b) further fattening; and if he will make a statement. [77949]

Mr. Morley

The split for the value of UK exports of live lambs and sheep between those going for slaughter and further fattening is not readily available. However it is estimated that the total value of UK exports of live lambs and sheep was £84m in 1997 and £71m in 1998. these figures include exports from Northern Ireland to the Irish Republic. The value of exports from Great Britain to all other destinations is estimated to have been £23m in 1997 and £26m in 1998, of which approximately 90% went for further fattening and the remainder for slaughter.

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