HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 cc90-1WA
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.

Year 1997 to 2001
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