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Written Answers

Wednesday 22 April 2009

Animal Health

Question

Asked by Lord Taylor of Holbeach

The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change & Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): Charge-out rates have to recover full costs. It is accepted that a utilisation rate of 100 per cent is not achievable and so, in line with standard practice for service organisations, the charge-out rates are arrived at by assuming a productivity rate of 70 per cent.

Bovine Tuberculosis

Question

Asked by Baroness Byford

The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change & Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): The number of confirmed bovine tuberculosis cases within the past 15 years for cats, dogs and deer (farmed and wild), in GB, are set out in the following table.

Suspect cases of TB in domestic animal species other than cattle and deer have only been notifiable since March 2006. As shown in this table, incidents of TB caused by Mycobacterium bovisin those species were recorded prior to this, but we will not necessarily be aware of all cases due, for instance, to misdiagnosis or lack of reporting.



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YearDomestic CatDog*Deer (Farmed)*Deer (Wild)

1994

-

-

3

1

1995

-

-

0

3

1996

-

-

11

11

1997

-

-

3

3

1998

2

0

8

6

1999

0

0

9

7

2000

3

0

8

6

2001

0

0

1

1

2002

2

1

7

3

2003

2

0

0

14

2004

6

1

0

42

2005

13

0

1

31

2006

14

0

5

29

2007

15

1

1

20

2008**

16

2

1

31

*Number of bacteriologically confirmed cases of TB in deer submitted to VLA for laboratory examination (source: VLA surveillance contract SB4510 and annual reports of the CVO, Defra). Data exclude positive deer tissues or carcases submitted as part of the survey of TB in wild deer in the SW of England (2006-07) and other research projects during this period studying the prevalence of TB in wild deer.**Data for 2008 are provisional and yet to be confirmed.

CCTV

Question

Asked by Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): This information is not available centrally, although this is one of the areas which will be addressed through the National CCTV Strategy, published in October 2007.

Crime: Drinking

Question

Asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): The number of persons found guilty at all courts for selected drinking offences in England and Wales, by age group, police force area and period are given in table 1.

The number of persons issued with a penalty notice for disorder (PND) for selected drinking offences by age group (data are available for persons aged 16 and over), police force area and period are given in table 2. The PND scheme was implemented in all 43 police force areas in England and Wales in 2004.

Information relating to Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for the Scottish Executive and the Northern Ireland Office respectively.

Data are given in the tables for 2000, 2004 and 2007 (latest available). Data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.



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Table 1: The number of persons found guilty for selecteddrinking offences(1) in England and Wales, by agegroup and period(2) (3)
Age 10-17Age 18-25
Police force area200020042007200020042007

Avon and Somerset

11

14

31

115

134

56

Bedfordshire

9

12

10

52

33

22

Cambridgeshire

6

15

10

42

35

21

Cheshire

44

55

25

217

167

51

City of London

-

-

-

7

5

4

Cleveland

47

45

21

251

208

40

Cumbria

42

44

51

201

204

136

Derbyshire

17

41

18

99

126

93

Devon and Cornwall

53

84

96

231

130

167

Dorset

19

9

22

156

56

36

Durham

48

48

74

184

170

67

Essex

53

26

9

215

43

54

Gloucestershire

10

7

3

55

56

14

Greater Manchester

85

36

28

330

119

94

Hampshire

71

78

31

456

210

88

Hertfordshire

22

15

2

162

147

10

Humberside

20

25

12

75

42

17

Kent

69

114

65

317

426

95

Lancashire

139

83

91

691

263

216

Leicestershire

1

-

3

7

9

12

Lincolnshire

21

37

4

179

166

25

Merseyside

160

102

85

623

400

385

Metropolitan Police

55

55

39

375

230

172

Norfolk

4

5

11

48

33

33

North Yorkshire

25

19

26

176

66

65

Northamptonshire

3

3

4

4

8

4

Northumbria

299

394

479

1,500

1,733

1,887

Nottinghamshire

16

11

10

152

74

71

South Yorkshire

96

93

38

402

392

187

Staffordshire(4)

-

19

16

-

65

49

Suffolk

17

31

3

91

135

34

Surrey

19

21

5

152

103

34

Sussex

37

38

38

157

149

118

Thames Valley

36

41

15

359

271

74

Warwickshire

13

8

10

95

41

14

West Mercia

27

51

42

165

151

194

West Midlands

24

28

69

115

83

342

West Yorkshire

96

46

124

493

193

395

Wiltshire

18

22

2

108

112

21

Dyfed-Powys

7

14

15

82

83

56

Gwent

28

20

37

132

93

114

North Wales

49

36

22

292

174

65

South Wales

71

74

20

423

314

58

Total

1,887

1,919

1,716

9,986

7,652

5,690

(1) Includes the following statutes and offence descriptions: Licensing Act 2003 s.150(1).Individual aged under 18 knowingly consuming alcohol.Criminal Justice Act 1967 s.91.Being guilty while drunk of disorderly behaviour.Licensing Act 1872 s.12.Being found drunk in a highway or other public place, whether a building or not, or on licensed premises.
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