Written Answers. - Bovine Disease Eradication Schemes.

Ivor Callely

Ceist:

228 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he will give a breakdown of moneys spent for each year from 1980 to 1990 on bovine TB and brucellosis eradication schemes.

The information which the Deputy has requested on the voted expenditure involved in the bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis schemes for the years 1980 to 1990 is outlined beneath.

Year

Bovine Tuberculosis

Brucellosis

*Hardship/ Depopulation (TB+Brucellosis)

Total

£m

£m

£m

£m

1980

11.0

13.4

0.8

25.2

1981

12.7

12.7

0.6

26.0

1982

13.5

7.1

0.6

21.2

1983

15.1

7.6

0.3

23.0

1984

16.9

4.6

0.6

22.1

1985

22.3

5.0

1.4

28.7

1986

21.1

4.2

1.6

26.9

1987

23.9

2.6

2.1

28.6

**1988

28.5

28.5

1989

35.6

35.6

1990

46.6

46.6

*Ceased to exist as an individual subhead after 1987.
**Expenditure under bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis was amalgamated under the one subhead from 1988 onwards.