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PQ 220084 23 Mar 2005

Foot and Mouth

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many premises during the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak culling took place of (a) cattle, (b) sheep, (c) pigs and (d) other animals under the (i) infected premises, (ii) dangerous contact, (iii) slaughter on suspicion and (iv) contiguous cull schemes then operating, broken down by (A) county and (B) region; how many samples were taken; and how many positive tests were found at each premises. [220084]

Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 4 March 2005]: The information requested has been placed in the Library of the House.

We intend to scan and publish the results of this question from the House of Commons Library in due course.

In brief, the following information about
how many samples were taken and
how many positive tests were found at each premises
emerges as follows for the whole of Great Britain: