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Bovine Tuberculosis

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on bovine tuberculosis in each year since 1997, broken down by budget heading. (125692)

A breakdown of bovine TB expenditure in Great Britain, between the years 1997 and 2005-06, is set out in the following table:

£ millions

Activity

19971

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Cattle testing

5.49

7.3

17.6

13.3

5.4

24.7

33.2

36.4

36.7

Compensation

1.44

3.5

5.3

6.6

9.2

31.9

34.4

35.0

41.9

RBCT

1.66

2.9

4.6

6.6

6.0

6.6

7.3

7.2

6.2

Surveillance activity by the VLA

0.43

0.9

2.4

3.5

3.7

4.1

5.3

4.9

7.5

Other research

1.72

2.5

3.8

5.3

6.1

6.5

7.0

5.7

6.5

HQ/overheads

4.1

6.7

4.5

0.9

0.1

0.7

1.0

1.3

1.8

Totals

16.06

24.8

33.2

36.2

30.5

74.5

88.2

90.5

99.1

1 1997 is calendar year only. 1998-99 figures onwards are financial years.