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BSE/Scrapie

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd May 2006.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of (a) BSE and (b) scrapie there were in 2005.

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

In 2005, there were 225 confirmed cases of BSE and 299 confirmed cases of scrapie for sheep and goats in the UK. The figure for confirmed scrapie cases includes 28 atypical results.

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