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Foot and Mouth

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Conservative, North Shropshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) whether samples were taken from feed destined for consumption by pigs at Burnside Farm, Heddon on the Wall in 2001 and subjected to a compositional analysis;

(2) whether samples or parts of samples taken from feed destined for consumption by pigs at Burnside Farm, Heddon on the Wall in 2001 have been retained;

(3) whether samples were taken from feed destined for consumption by pigs at Burnside Farm, Heddon on the Wall in 2001 and tested for the presence of (a) animal proteins that had not been modified by heat and (b) sheep proteins.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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