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Newcastle Disease

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the East Lothian Newcastle Disease outbreak; how many of each type of bird were slaughtered; what contingency plans were being followed; and what compensation is available to breeders whose birds were slaughtered. (96844)

[holding answer 24 October 2006]: Animal health and welfare is a devolved issue and, as such, the Scottish Executive implemented their Newcastle Disease contingency plan. Compensation arrangements were made under Scottish legislation.