Bovine Tuberculosis

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish regional data on the prevalence of bovine TB between 1996 and 2008.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Detailed statistics on bovine TB from 1998 to 2010, including at county levels, can be found on the archived Defra website at:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402151656/http://archive.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/diseases/atoz/tb/stats/index.htm.

In addition, the annual surveillance report Bovine tuberculosis: Infection status in cattle in England includes the monthly proportion (and 12-month moving average) of cattle herds under TB movement restrictions as a result of TB breakdown in each TB risk region of England, in the period January 1986 to December 2014 (see Figures 3.2(a) and 3.2(b)). County prevalence values for 2014 are presented in Figure 3.4. The report is available online at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/467803/england-surveillance-report14.pdf

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