HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c239W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the(a) maximum and (b) minimum total cost to public funds of the foot and mouth outbreak. [157007]

Mr. Andrew Smith

The Treasury, MAFF and other interested Departments are keeping a range of possible outcomes under review. At this stage it is not possible to estimate the final cost of the outbreak with any reliability.