To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total value of cattle slaughtered due to the detection of bovine TB within the herd in each of the last five years.
15 March 2017
Compensation for cattle which are compulsorily slaughtered for the purpose of controlling bovine TB in England is based on the actual market prices for 51 categories of bovines. Therefore, the total gross expenditure on compensation is the best measure of the value of those cattle, had they not been affected by the disease.
Total gross expenditure on compensation over the last five full financial years is set out below:
Total gross expenditure for cattle compulsorily slaughtered for the purpose of controlling bovine TB in England (£m)