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From page 8 of the March 2009 report on DEFRA by the National Audit Office.

27 The Department has not established specific farm bio-security standards for animal health, and it will take some years to evidence the impact of improved bio--security on disease management. The Department and its delivery bodies have not factored into the existing process for targeting inspections or preventive work the assessments of farm bio-security risks undertaken during site visits for Bovine Tuberculosis testing, or adopted similar assessments for other diseases. Furthermore, the Department does not have sufficiently robust financial or performance information on controlling diseases to assess routinely the costs and benefits of interventions, and to underpin a transparent and equitable cost-sharing scheme. (pdf file)