§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates slaughters have occurred on dangerous contact premises since 30 September 2001; if she will list(a) the number of premises and animals involved on each occasion broken down by type, (b) the numbers tested, with details of the types of test carried out and the results on each occasion, (c) the locations of the disposal sites of carcasses and method of disposal and (d) the number of premises and animals that were additionally slaughtered out on other premises as a result of the identification of infection of premises relating to these activities; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Margaret Beckett
The information requested is set out in the following table.873W
Slaughters that have occurred on dangerous contact premises since the last case of foot and mouth disease on 30 September 2001 Date individual seropositive animal bled Reason for testing Initial Result Rebleed requested No. of animals at time of sampling No. of animals slaughtered Method of disposal Location of disposal site Probang sample and Final result 6/11/01 Serosurveillance Seropositive Yes 584 68 sheep Render Lancaster No virus detected by probang 17/11/01 Serosurveillance Seropositive Yes 591 1 sheep Render Lancaster No virus detected by probang 04/12/01 Serosurveillance Seropositive Yes 1539 1 sheep Render Lancaster No virus detected by probang 18/12/01 Serosurveillance Seropositive Yes 2067 2067 sheep Render Bradford No virus detected by probang 03/01/02 Pre-movement test Seropositive Yes 332 2 sheep Render Bradford No virus detected by probang 17/01/02 Restocking Seropositive Yes 156 1 sheep Render Widnes No virus detected by probang 15/02/02 Restocking Seropositive Yes 170 1 sheep Incineration Stratford-Upon-Avon No virus detected by probang 05/03/02 Restocking Seropositive Yes 424 1 sheep Incineration Stratford-Upon-Avon No virus detected by probang
The tests used was the Competitive ELISA test.
Seropositives had probang tests carried out after slaughter. This was to try and isolate virus rather than just antibody.
All probangs returned negative results.
If a positive result had returned the farm would have been designated an Infected Premises.
No premises were slaughtered out as dangerous contacts as a result of these cases.