Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor antibiotic resistant bugs in seagull faeces in the UK.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The Government conducts surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in animals and publishes the results annually on GOV.UK in the Veterinary Antibiotic Sales and Surveillance report. These surveillance programmes do not include wildlife.

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