HL Deb 11 November 1999 vol 606 c250WA
Lord Vinson

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the incidence of BSE in sheep broken down by the age of the sheep concerned. [HL4664]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Hayman)

Although it is known that sheep experimentally fed BSE-infected cow brain can succumb to the infection, BSE has not been detected in the national flock. Figures for the incidence of BSE in UK sheep do not therefore exist.