§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What stocks of vaccine against foot and mouth disease have been stored in the United Kingdom for each of the past five years. [HL1576]
§ Baroness Hayman
The International Foot and Mouth Vaccine Bank at Pirbright has held 3.5 million doses of foot and mouth vaccine, for each year between 1997 and 2001.91WA
Year 1997 to 2001 Number A24 Cruzeiro 500,000 A15 Thailand 500,000 A22 Iraq 500,000 Asia1 India 500,000 C1 Oberbayern 500,000 O1 Lausanne 500,000 O1 Manisa 500,000
During the same period the United Kingdom has also held part of the European Union's strategic reserve of foot and mouth disease antigens as below. However, this responsibility was relinquished in June 2000.
Year O1 BFS A24 Cruzeiro 1997–2000 2,501,134 2,500,000 2001 — —