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Bovine Tuberculosis: Devon

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department has received from Milk Link on cases of suspected bovine tuberculosis in Devon; how many such cases were reported by Milk Link in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department has taken as a result. (190575)

[holding answer 29 February 2008]: Responsibility for reporting suspected cases of bovine tuberculosis rests with veterinary surgeons (on farms) and meat hygiene service inspectors (at slaughterhouses).

Therefore, no suspected cases of bovine tuberculosis have been reported to my Department by Milk Link, which I understand, is a milk wholesaler business.