Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs how many farms included in the foot and mouth cull but not
recognised as infected premises have had laboratory tests conducted for the presence of
foot and mouth; and what proportion of these recorded positive results.
Mr. Morley [holding answer 25 June 2001]: As at 22 October a total of 7,294
Dangerous Contacts (DC) and 255 Slaughter on Suspicion (SOS) cases, which
had not been recognised as Infected Premises, had laboratory tests
conducted. Of these, five yielded positive results and subsequently became
IPs and were recorded as such.
That is 7549 premises.
And 5 of them showed evidence of the presence of active virus.