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Bse Cases By Region

Volume 571: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they can provide the most recent quarterly figures for the incidence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United Kingdom and whether the number of cases has declined in the last two years; and

Region2nd QTR3rd QTR4th QTR1st QTR2nd QTR3rd QTR4th QTR1st QTR
Mid and West1,5401,1111,0981,247821767642624
South East823510551602412327327376
South West2,1981,5441,6111,6081,2441,048850852
The incidence of BSE continues to decline. The number of suspect cases is now at the lowest level for

Whether they can provide quarterly figures broken down on a regional and United Kingdom basis for the number of recorded cases of BSE for the last two years.

The following table shows the number of BSE cases confirmed by region, by date of confirmation for the last two years (April 1994 to March 1996):five years. The total number of cases in 1995 was 40.8 per cent. lower compared with 1994.