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Foot and Mouth Disease: Regional Operations Directors

Baroness Byford asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Hayman: Of the 10 directors of operations currently posted to the areas of England most affected by foot and mouth disease, seven are Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food personnel. All the regional operations directors in England are responsible to senior managers in the ministry. The directors of operations appointed in Wales and Scotland are members of the National Assembly of Wales Agriculture Department and the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department respectively and responsible to senior managers in those departments.

All regional operations directors work in close co-operation with the veterinarians and the Army and contact with slaughterers as necessary. They liaise with

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farmers and their representatives to seek to ensure the effective operation of the policy.

UK Trade in Meat and Livestock

Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the United Kingdom's annual surplus from its exports of meat and livestock over its imports thereof.[HL1781]

Baroness Hayman: Imports of meat and livestock into the United Kingdom exceed exports each year. The following table shows meat and livestock trade and the excess of imports over exports for the last 10 years.

UK trade in meat and livestock 1991-2000 (a) Units: Thousand tonnes dcw (b)

ImportsExportsExcess of imports over exports


(a) Includes beef and veal, mutton and lamb, pork, bacon and ham, and poultrymeat.

(b) Except for the quantity of bacon and ham included which is product weight.

(c) Trade in live animals has been converted to its meat equivalent.

(d) The trade figures include estimates for unrecorded trade.

(p) Data are provisional.


Quarterly Supplies and Totals for Domestic Useage of Meat in the United Kingdom statistical notice.

Prepared by: Statistics (Commodities & Food Division), Economics and Statistics Group, MAFF.

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