Foot and Mouth

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th October 2001.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the foot and mouth crisis.

Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Conservative, North Shropshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on foot and mouth disease.

Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

For almost two months, cases of foot and mouth disease have continued to occur but have been confined to two "hotspots" in Cumbria and Northumberland. However there is no room for complacency and farmers should continue with the biosecurity measures issued by the Department.

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