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Sheep: Disease Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 223629, tabled on 5 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of sheep movement returns have been made (a) electronically and (b) on paper in each month since online returns were introduced.

Answered on

12 February 2015

The Animal Reporting and Movement Service (ARAMS) was launched on 1 April 2014. The Government’s target was to capture 70% of sheep/goat movements electronically within the first year of operation and to increase the proportion of electronic movements recorded (the date the movement was recorded on ARAMS) to 80% within 5 years.

The proportion of paper vs. electronic moves recorded each month so far on ARAMS is:

Percentage recorded on the Animal Reporting And Movement Service (ARAMS)

Month

Year

Paper %

Electronic %

April

2014

69.97%

30.03%

May

2014

79.10%

20.90%

June

2014

69.44%

30.56%

July

2014

47.48%

52.52%

August

2014

40.38%

59.62%

September

2014

40.45%

59.55%

October

2014

45.57%

54.43%

November

2014

36.52%

63.48%

December

2014

31.93%

68.07%

January

2015

29.52%

70.48%