Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of BSE were recorded in UK herds in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006 and (d) 2007.

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 cases of BSE recorded in UK herds in the years specified is shown in the following table:

Year of confirmation Number of BSE cases confirmed
2004 343
2005 225
2006 114
2007 67

The Veterinary Laboratories Agency publishes a range of statistical information on BSE and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies on its website.

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