To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(1) what the average cost is to public funds, per journey, of ADAS monitoring transport from farm to slaughterhouse; and what the average cost is, per journey, for livestock transported from the Isle of Wight;
(2) what the value is of her contracts with ADAS for monitoring the transport of livestock from farm to slaughterhouse;
(3) what proportion of journeys of livestock from farm to slaughterhouse ADAS is required to monitor under contract from her Department.
The Department does not have a contract with ADAS to monitor the transport of livestock from farm to slaughterhouse. Temporary arrangements were operated, under ADAS supervision, to allow livestock from the Devon Infected Area to move to a slaughterhouse outside that Infected Area.
As part of a general contract to provide assistance for Foot and Mouth Disease issues, ADAS monitors the transport of livestock moving for welfare reasons under a Longer Distance Movement Licence.