Bovine Tuberculosis

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Jamie Reed Jamie Reed PPS (Rt Hon Tony McNulty, Minister of State), Home Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Copeland have recorded cases of bovine tuberculosis over the last five years.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The number of individual new bovine TB herd breakdowns in England and Cumbria in each of the last five years is given in the following table. It is not possible to break the data down to a constituency level.

Number of new bovine TB herd breakdowns
England Cumbria
2003 2,516 70
2004 2,612 65
2005(1) 2,904 41
2006(1) 2,721 28
2007(1) 3,183 15
(1) 2005-07 figures are provisional and subject to change as more data becomes available.

Source:

Animal Health database (Vetnet)

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