All livestock exported from the United Kingdom (UK) are required to be accompanied by a veterinary export certificate. No such certificates were issued for the export of livestock from the UK to countries outside the European Union (EU) in 2006.
Information on exports from Northern Ireland is not routinely collected centrally, but I have asked my officials to gather it and I will write to the noble Lord when I have it. I will also arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.
The table below shows the number of cattle, sheep and other livestock species exported live, from the UK to the EU, for further fattening or slaughter in 2006:
|Type of livestock species||Number exported for further fattening||Number exported for slaughter|