HL Deb 11 February 2004 vol 656 c165WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many new cases of bovine tuberculosis were recorded in 2002 and 2003. [HL1209]

Lord Whitty

The data requested are provided in the table below.

Number of New Herd TB Incidents in Great Britain2002 and 2003
Year 2002 2003
Total New Herd TB Incidents1 … of which are considered Confirmed 3,319 3,150
New TB Incidents2 … of which are still Unclassified TB 1,902 1,555
Incidents3 20 180
1 One or more reactor(s) disclosed at herd test.
2 Confirmed by post-mortem analysis and/or culture testing.
3 Pending results of post-mortem analysis and/or culture testing.

Note: Provisional data downloaded from the State Veterinary Service database on 26–27 January 2004. Subject to change as more data becomes available.