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the debate on SI843 ( in new window)
14th May 2002
Heddon-on-the-Wall: Tests for Foot and Mouth
Lord Willoughby de Broke asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the tests for foot and mouth disease carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs veterinarians in February 2001 at Mr Bobby Waugh's farm at Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, were positive or negative; and whether the results of those tests have been made public.[HL4130]
Lord Whitty: The results of the tests for foot and mouth virus in February 2001 at Bobby Waugh's farm are likely to form part of the evidence at the current trial.
Lord Whitty on the Legality of the Cull - Question in the House of Lords
///www.mrc.ac.uk/tse_tb2c.htm'" tppabs="http://www.mrc.ac.uk/tse_tb2c.htm">http://www.mrc.ac.uk/tse_tb2c.htm which reveals both the astonishing amounts of money involved and the odd premises of some of the research ( Nov 16 this link no longer appears to work. How very curious.)
- e.g. " Abstract: An investigation into the tissue distribution of BSE infectivity in experimentally challenged sheep. Genetically selected sheep that are resistant to natural scrapie but susceptible to BSE (sic) will be challenged by the oral route. Groups of sheep will be sacrificed (sic) after 6, 12, 18 and 24 months and when showing clinical signs of BSE. A range of tissues will be collected and levels of infectivity will be estimated by mouse bioassay." This pleasant piece of research is costing £722,000 (seven hundred and twenty two thousand pounds) this year alone.
European Parliament~ Minutes of 06/09/2001 - Provisional Edition Foot-and-mouth disease B5-0548, 0555, 0563, 0573 and 0580/2001 - A resolution never publicised in Britain