HC Deb 19 June 1990 vol 174 c525W
Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the total number of bovine spongiform encephalopathy cases which have been confirmed, by covenient geographical area within Scotland.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was made notifiable on 21 June 1988. Records kept from November 1986 to 8 June 1990 show 456 confirmed cases have been recorded in Scotland. The incidence by region is as follows:

Borders 15
Central 17
Dumfries and Galloway 79
Fife 30
Grampian 104
Highland 29
Lothian 14
Orkney 6
Shetland 2
Strathclyde 125
Tayside 35
Western Isles

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