§ Mr. Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the total number of bovine spongiform encephalopathy cases which have been confirmed, by covenient geographical area within Scotland.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was made notifiable on 21 June 1988. Records kept from November 1986 to 8 June 1990 show 456 confirmed cases have been recorded in Scotland. The incidence by region is as follows:
Number Borders 15 Central 17 Dumfries and Galloway 79 Fife 30 Grampian 104 Highland 29 Lothian 14 Orkney 6 Shetland 2 Strathclyde 125 Tayside 35 Western Isles —