Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd June 2022.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish details of his Department's expenditure on TB eradication in England in each year since 2013.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra net expenditure on TB eradication in England since 2013 is as follows:

Financial year

Amount

2013/2014

£101,781,004

2014/2015

£92,944,731

2015/2016

£90,396,214

2016/2017

£19,324,857

2017/2018

£36,192,349

2018/2019

£37,625,125

2019/2020

£36,939,089

2020/2021

£31,635,562

2021/2022

£34,261,406

TOTAL

£481,100,337

The lower figure shown for 2016/2017 is mainly due to a difference in the handling of salvage income rather than any cut in TB control expenditure in real terms. The costs of bovine TB-related work by the Animal and Plant Health Agency and predecessor bodies are accounted for separately by the relevant executive Agencies.

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