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Poultry: Registration

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of setting up the national poultry register; and how many poultry keepers are registered on it. (206325)

The cost of developing and implementing the Great Britain Poultry Register IT system was £8.4 million.

As of 15 May 2008, the Great Britain Poultry Register holds details of 24,286 premises. A total of 253,717,034 birds have been registered.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of running the national poultry register was in each year since its introduction. (206330)

The cost of running the Great Britain Poultry register for each year was:

£ million

Description

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

IT Support Costs

0.000

0.356

0.924

Call Centre Costs

1.490

1.609

0.368

Mailing Costs

0.019

0.059

0.060

Total

1.509

2.024

1.352