HC Deb 18 March 1999 vol 327 c816W
Mr. Todd

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the number of passports issued for cattle for each month since the start of the scheme which have required amendment as a result of error. [76219]

Mr. Rooker

Since the Cattle Tracing System was launched on 28 September 1998, the following number of cheque-book style passports have been re-issued by the British Cattle Movement Service in each month:

28 September—October 1998: 5,368
November 1998: 13,237
December 1998: 13,717
January 1999: 20,364
February 1999: 16,880

This figure includes both passports re-issued as a result of error and those re-issued because of loss.

Figures for passports re-issued under the Cattle Passports System between 1 July 1996 and 28 September 1998 are not readily available and could be gathered only at disproportionate cost.