HC Deb 03 June 1997 vol 295 c121W
Mr. Pendry

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many cases of scrapie have been confirmed since it became a notifiable disease. [2075]

Mr. Rooker

The following table shows the number of cases which have been confirmed as positive since January 1993 when scrapie became a notifiable disease.

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 (until end of May)
Confirmed 328 235 254 453 213

Cases are greater in each year than those previously reported on 19 February 1997, Official Report, column 635, owing to the inclusion of cases from research studies which have not been previously reported.