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Volume 201: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cattle were destroyed as a result of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in each of the months of October, November and December 1991; whether the problem of BSE is now in decline; and if he will make a statement.

The answer is:

MonthTotal number destroyed
There are 1,533,226 cattle in Northern Ireland, and a total of 308 confirmed cases of BSE have been reported to date.