Parliamentary Written Question (Correction)
Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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James Paice (The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; South East Cambridgeshire, Conservative)

I regret to inform the House that incomplete information was provided in the answer I gave to parliamentary question 98309 on 6 March, Hansard, column 669W, concerning how many cattle have been culled as a result of contracting diseases in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Cumbria in each of the last 10 years. My answer to Tim Farron did not reflect the full range of notifiable diseases which were relevant to the question.

The information that should have appeared is set out below:

Cattle culled as a result of contracting bovine TB, foot and mouth disease (FMD), bluetongue, BSE and Brucellosis in the formats held by DEFRA, follows:

For bovine TB, the figures can be found on DEFRA’s website at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/foodfarm/landuselivestock/cattletb/

The following table shows the number of cattle and sheep culled by DEFRA for exotic notifiable disease control purposes. The 2007 figure for cattle comprises of 982 for FMD and 5 for bluetongue:

Year England North West Cumbria
  Cattle Cattle Cattle
2002 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0
2007 987 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0

The following table shows the number of cattle culled on suspicion of BSE and the number of confirmed cases:

Year England Northwe st (Cumbria, Cheshire & Lancashire) Cumbria
  Slaughtered as suspects Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered as suspects Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered as suspects Confirmed BSE cases
2002 687 387 61 28 40 17
2003 341 141 27 10 21 4
2004 259 70 35 9 16 4
2005 122 35 14 4 9 3
2006 96 10 8 2 3 1
2007 53 7 10 1 5 0
2008 28 1 2 0 1 0
2009 12 1 0 0 0 0
2010 11 0 1 0 0 0
2011 9 0 0 0 0 0
2012 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,619 652 158 54 95 29

The following table shows the number of cattle culled as offspring of confirmed BSE cases and the number of confirmed cases:

Year England Northwest (Cumbria, Cheshire & Lancashire) Cumbria
  Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases
2002 620 0 40 0 24 0
2003 292 0 20 0 11 0
2004 200 0 23 0 11 0
2005 126 0 12 0 5 0
2006 27 0 1 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,265 0 96 0 51 0

The following table shows the number of cattle culled as birth cohorts of confirmed BSE cases and the number of confirmed cases:

Year England Northwest (Cumbria, Cheshire & Lancashire) Cumbria
  Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 3 0 0 0 0 0
2005 2,428 2 283 0 95 0
2006 528 0 41 0 16 0
2007 317 0 4 0 2 0
2008 131 0 7 0 5 0
2009 45 0 5 0 3 0
2010 184 0 123 0 0 0
2011 25 0 1 0 0 0
2012 8 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3,669 2 464 0 121 0

The following table shows the number of cattle culled under the over 30 months scheme and older cattle disposal scheme and the number of confirmed BSE cases:

Year England Northwest (Cumbria, Cheshire & L ancashire) Cumbria
  Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases Slaughtered Confirmed BSE cases
2002 101,790 11 11,611 2 6,286 1
2003 149,235 13 21,905 1 12,638 1
2004 216,877 7 32,770 1 19,153 1
2005 194,243 4 30,569 2 18,641 1
2006 29,106 2 4,335 0 2,739 0
2007 14,684 0 1,811 0 1,202 0
2008 16,645 1 1,765 0 1,165 0
2009 280 0 22 0 4 0
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 722,860 38 104,788 6 61,828 4

The following table shows the number of cattle culled as a result of Brucellosis which, it should be noted, is based on the best information available:

Year England North West Cumbria
2002 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2004 167 0 0
2005 20 (represents whole of GB.; England only figure not available) 0 0
2006 5 (includes Scotland; England only figure not available) 0 0
2007 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0
2010 1 0 0
2011 0 0 0

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