Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 18 February, 1997

Written Answers. - Export Licences.

281. Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the quantity of licences applied for in the EU for the export of beef and live animals since 20 December 1996; and the number and percentage issued to Irish traders. [4558/97]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): The quantity of licences that were applied for in the EU and the quantity issued to Irish traders between 20 December 1996 and 9 February 1997 are set out in the following table:

Europe (Inc Ireland)

Ireland

Percentage

Live

48,355 head

 6,685 head

(13.82%)

Chilled

39,255 tonnes

6,078.50 tonnes

(15.48%)

Frozen

73,507 tonnes

9,097.80 tonnes

(12.38%)

Processed

10,308 tonnes

 98.245 tonnes

(0.95%)