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Antibiotics (Animals)

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has placed a copy of the most recently published annual report into the sale of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK in the Library; and what period that report covered. [112406]

On 10 April 2003 the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) published the fourth in a series of reports designed to provide information about the sales of veterinary antimicrobial products in the UK. This covered sales of these products in the calendar year 2001. This report, entitled "Sales of Antimicrobial Products Authorised for Use as Veterinary Medicines, Growth Promoters, Coccidiostats and Antiprotozoals in the UK in 2001" is available on the VMD's website (www.vmd.qov.uk). Copies of this report were place in the Library of the House on 1 May 2003.