Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Questions (154)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

256 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food, further to Parliamentary Question No. 89 of 13 October 2004, the manner and method of disposal of the carcasses of the remaining 52,860 animals not accounted for; if such carcasses are still in storage or have otherwise been disposed of; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25824/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

Apart from hides, the carcasses of all animals slaughtered under both the purchase for destruction and special purchase schemes in 2001 were rendered and incinerated. The combined total of animals destroyed under the two schemes was 492,860.