To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the United Kingdom's balance of trade was in (a) livestock, (b) meat products and (c) all foodstuffs for the years since 1997; and what estimate she has made of how this will change as a result of foot and mouth export controls.
The tables show the value of UK trade in livestock, meat and meat products and total food, feed and drink between 1997 and 2000.
The total food, feed and drink (including livestock) table also shows the value of exports of items over this period which are currently under foot and mouth disease export restrictions.
|Cattle, sheep, pigs and goats||49||35||29||23|
|Cattle, sheep, pigs and goats||25||16||17||24|
|Trade type/Meat and meat products||1997||1998||1999||2000|
|Red meat products||45||47||34||38|
|Poultry and other meat||205||176||164||142|
|Poultry and other meat products||82||59||62||61|
|Red meat products||352||339||337||382|
|Poultry and other meat||445||521||545||539|
|Poultry and other meat products||162||170||200||227|
|Items currently under FMD export restrictions||675||566||492||477|
(34) Including livestock