HC Deb 11 January 2002 vol 377 cc1042-3W
Paul Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment. Food and Rural Affairs how many farms were subject to contingency culls undertaken in each county area during the foot and mouth disease epidemic; and what percentage these culls represent of all culls. [26025]

Mr. Morley

During the foot and mouth outbreak in Great Britain, animals from 2,026 infected premises, 7,494 dangerous contacts premises (of which 3,329 were contiguous premises) and 257 slaughter on suspicion premises, have been slaughtered. No other farms have been designated for culling.

A breakdown of the animals slaughtered by county, by species and by premises type is available on the DEFRA website www.defra.gov.uk


DEFRA Disease Control System database as at 9 January 2002.

Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will inform hon. Members when the independent inquiry into the lessons to be learned from the foot and mouth epidemic has begun its work. [22337]

Mr. Morley

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (Mr. Edwards) on 8 January 2002,Official report, column 735W.

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