Foot and Mouth

Scotland written question – answered on 6th December 2001.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much of the cost to the economy of foot and mouth disease has been incurred in (a) Scotland and (b) Dumfries and Galloway.

Photo of Mrs Helen Liddell Mrs Helen Liddell Secretary of State, Scottish Office, The Secretary of State for Scotland

holding answer 3 December 2001

In March 2001, the Scottish Executive formed an Economic Impact Assessment Group to collect evidence for decisions on relief and recovery measures following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

A reliable assessment of the final cost of the foot and mouth disease cannot be made until the Impact Assessment Group, in collaboration with Whitehall and the other devolved Administrations, completes its assessment, in summer next year.

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