Agricultural Development Advisory Service

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th October 2001.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

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.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

holding answer 19 July 2001

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.

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