Skip to main content

Veterinary Surgeons (Assaults)

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many assaults on veterinary surgeons by farmers have occurred on farms in each year since 1997. [101146]

There have been two reported physical assaults on State Veterinary Service Veterinarians, since 1997. These are listed as follows:

  • 17 May 199—Veterinary Officer threatened and prodded in ribs by farmer
  • 25 February 2003—Veterinary Officer pushed into slurry pit
We take any such assaults on staff seriously and we expect appropriate action to be taken against anyone responsible for such acts.