HC Deb 06 May 2004 vol 420 c1649W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many outbreaks of each notifiable(a) animal and (b) plant disease there have been in each of the last 10 years. [165201]

Mr. Bradshaw

The two tables placed in the Library of the House summarise details of outbreaks of each(a) notifiable animal and (b) plant disease/notifiable pests of plants in each of the last 10 years.

The first table details animal diseases in Great Britain as notifiable under the Animal Health Act 1981.

The second table details outbreaks in England and Wales, as Defra's Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate are responsible for dealing with outbreaks both in England, and in Wales under a specific plant health concordat.

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