Animals: Diseases

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to establish contingency plans for farmers in the event of an animal disease outbreak.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish his contingency plans for farmers in the event of an outbreak of animal disease.

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

The Defra Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals in England was presented to Parliament on 27 November 2018 and is available on the GOV.UK website. The Plan is regularly tested through local and national exercises.

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