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Pet Travel Scheme

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of failure of microchips used to obtain pet passports there were in each of the last five years. (200967)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: Animal Health (AH) do not hold records of pets whose microchips have failed when scanned by their local vet.

AH do hold records of microchip failures when pets are presented at ports of entry. These show that, between 1 January 2003 and 1 January 2008, 297 pets were presented at ports and were refused entry into the UK under PETS due to microchip failure.