House of Lords
The Countess of Mar (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many camelids were slaughtered for meat in English and Welsh abattoirs in each year since 2003; and how many of those animals were found to have bovine tuberculosis lesions.
Earl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative)
The Food Standards Agency collects throughput data to ensure compliance with EC Regulation 882/2004 (charging) and to use as management information. Under Regulation 882/2004, the competent authority must ensure minimum charges for specified categories of animals. There is no specific category for camelids. These are classified as ruminants which will include other species. We are therefore unable to provide camelid specific data.