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Livestock: Waste Disposal

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals of each species were disposed of through the National Fallen Stock Scheme in each year since the scheme came into force; and how much was received in payments in each case in each of those years. (268142)

The National Fallen Stock Company which runs the National Fallen Stock Scheme does not hold the information by species in the format requested. With regard to the amount of payments, the latest information for the totals spent is as follows:

£ million

By farmers

By Government

November 2004 to March 2005

2.29

0.86

April 2005 to March 2006

7.92

5.95

April 2006 to March 2007

10.29

6.87

April 2007 to March 2008

13.76

2.99

April 2008 to November 2008

8.10

1.29