HL Deb 17 April 1985 vol 462 cc793-4WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How the number of 746 reactor or contact animals slaughtered during 1984 because of bovine tuberculosis compares with the figures for the previous five years.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Belstead)

The numbers of reactor and contact animals slaughtered annually because of bovine tuberculosis during the years 1979 to 1983 are shown below:

1979 1,185
1980 942
1981 1,011
1982 614
1983 677