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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of farms by region in Scotland, on which cattle were found to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also had sheep on them.

[holding answer 23 April 1990]: The percentage of farms from which cattle have been confirmed as suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy on which sheep were also present is as follows:

per cent.
Borders90·9
Central91·6
Dumfries88·2
Fife80·0
Grampian79·0
Highland93·3
Lothian100·0
Orkney60·0
Shetland100·0
Strathclyde86·4
Tayside80·0

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cattle have been confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy in each region of Scotland for each year since the disease was discovered.

[holding answer 23 April 1990]: The numbers are as follows:

Region198719881989
Borders119
Central38
Dumfries41332
Fife11
Grampian1243
Highland514
Lothian127
Orkney22
Shetland11
Strathclyde1164
Tayside517
Western Isles

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the incidence in percentage terms of bovine spongiform encephalopathy affected herds in each region of Scotland at 31 December 1989.

[holding answer 23 April 1990]: The incidence in relation to BSE-affected dairy herds in Scotland is as follows:

per cent.
Borders5·19
Central6·09
Dumfries2·16
Fife3·88
Grampian7·35
Highland3·66
Lothian4·26
Orkney
Shetland3·70
Strathclyde2·62
Tayside6·06

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by age the cattle confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy in 1989.

[holding answer 23 April 1990]: The answers are as follows:

AgeNumber
2 years1
3 years14
4 years48
5 years43
6 years19
7 years3
8 years1