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Schedule 2 - Scrapie

Part of Animal Health Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 4th December 2001.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 4:30 pm, 4th December 2001

That is another example of what can go wrong. This does not relate to scrapie, but animals were mistakenly slaughtered during the foot and mouth epidemic because people were given the wrong map references and the wrong integrated administration and control system references. It is not beyond the wit of man to imagine such distressing mistakes being made. If farmers must be responsible for their actions—the Bill requires them to be even more responsible—officials should be, too.