§ Ms Quin
(a) The number of live day old chicks imported into the United Kingdom from other member states from 1996 to 1999 is given in the table. These figures are derived from the information messages which European law requires exporting countries to send to the importing country to inform them of the number of animals certified for export in a given consignment.
Number of day old chicks 1996 16,616,815 1997 1,342,848,163 1998 84,497,843 1999 98,280,536
(b) The number of live day old chicks imported into the United Kingdom from countries outside the EU is given in the table.
Number of day old chicks 1996 0 1997 28,100 1998 28,806 1999 192,126
1. These figures are provisional and subject to validation.
2. These data are subject to a degree of statistical error and care is needed when interpreting them.