§ Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the European Union has given grants to the Government of Morocco to vaccinate sheep against foot and mouth. [HL5935]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty):
In 1999 there was an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in northern Morocco. All member states supported the European Commission's proposal to loan Morocco 1 million doses of foot and mouth disease vaccine from the EU vaccine bank. This assisted Morocco's mass vaccination campaign and helped protect the Community against the incursion of 7WA the disease. The EU vaccine bank was replenished by Morocco after the campaign.