§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many incidents of food poisoning have been investigated by food enforcement authorities in each year since 1993. 
§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
This information is not held centrally. Since the beginning of 1996, the Scottish centre for infection and environmental health has collated and published data relating to outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease which includes outbreaks due to food poisoning although these are not shown separately.The SCIEH weekly reports which contain information relating to the first three quarters are: 12 April 1996 (volume 30 No. 96/15), 26 July 1996 (volume 30 No. 96/30) and 4 October 1996 (volume 96/40).