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Bluetongue Disease: Prices

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact of the bluetongue outbreak on agriculture farmgate prices in the UK; and if he will make a statement. (164723)

DEFRA’s current estimate of the economic cost to the UK livestock sector of movement restrictions and controls on exports, imposed as a result of foot and mouth disease and bluetongue, is over £100 million.

Disaggregated estimates of the impact on agricultural farmgate prices have not been made as these would be subject to considerable margins of error.