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Bovine Tuberculosis

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of William Bain William Bain Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the number of incidents of bovine tuberculosis in (a) each local authority area in England and (b) each parliamentary constituency in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are not able to provide figures by local authority area and parliamentary constituency, as figures are not broken down by these areas. TB statistics covering the last five years and including new herd incidents and numbers of cattle slaughtered under bovine TB control measures are given by county on the DEFRA website at:

http://archive.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/diseases/atoz/tb/stats/county.htm

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