Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (286)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

286. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total amount of compensation paid in 2011 in respect of all animals that were slaughtered as part of the disease eradication programme broken down by disease type; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49321/12]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Payments of compensation made by my Department under the various disease eradication programmes in 2011 were as follows: Bovine TB: €16.5m, Brucellosis: €47,100, BSE: €40,197, Scrapie: €224,823.

I am very pleased to be able to say that there has been a significant and progressive reduction in the incidence of these diseases in recent years, with the result that expenditure on compensation under the various disease eradication schemes has fallen from €27.69m in 2008 to €16.8m in 2011.