HL Deb 10 April 2001 vol 624 c103WA
Lord Inglewood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the names of the farms in Cumbria which have had an outbreak of foot and mouth disease; on which date the outbreak was confirmed; and what are the date or dates when the stock on them was slaughtered. [HL1295]

Baroness Hayman

By 2 April, there had been 372 confirmed cases of foot and mouth disease in Cumbria. The location and date of each outbreak is listed on the MAFF website (http://www.maff.gov.uk) and the information is available in the Libraries of the House.

Because of the exceptionally high number of infected premises in Cumbria, it has in some cases been difficult to achieve the target of slaughter within 24 hours of disease being reported. With additional resources, including help from the armed forces, now deployed, the planning co-ordination and management of the process has been improved.