Foot and Mouth/Bluetongue
Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day — First Part]
Simon Burns (Whip, Whips; West Chelmsford, Conservative)
I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for giving way. Bluetongue was discovered in my constituency on Monday, and I am very grateful to members of his Department for the way that they notified me of that and for their subsequent handling of my queries about the matter. In respect of controls for FMD and bluetongue, is the Secretary of State prepared to look again at how his Department is sorting out boundaries, given the knock-on effects for other farmers in the areas concerned?