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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Beef Exports to Britain.

Wednesday, 5 October 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 No. 5

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Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton asked the Taoiseach the quantity and value of carcase beef exported to Britain during the present year.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach (Mr. Carty): Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty Domestic exports of carcase beef to Britain in the period January-July, 1966 (the latest period for which such information is available) amounted to 346,882 cwts, value £4,834,518.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton Could the Parliamentary Secretary say how these figures compare with last year's exports for the same period?

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty A 60 per cent increase.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton In volume?

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty In volume and in money value. I shall give you the figures for last year: 227,183 cwt, value £3,042,591.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange If there is this increase, the producer is not getting it.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty I was asked what the increase was and I gave it.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan This does not arise on the Question.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange Who is getting it?

[610]Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty I know the answer is not satisfactory from the Deputy's point of view.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange The farmers are certainly not getting it. They are getting £20 less.


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