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Animals: Imports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 10348, tabled on 15 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waivers were issued by the Animal and Plant Health Agency for animals being transferred to non-Balai approved premises in each of the last three years; and why a waiver was issued in each case.

Answered on

12 October 2015

There have been only two cases in which a quarantine waiver has been issued for an animal moving into a non Balai approved premise in the past three years. In one case the risk assessment found that the animal had been vaccinated against rabies and deemed a negligible rabies risk. In the other case, the species being imported posed a negligible risk of transmission and so was also granted a waiver.

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