UK Border inspections for suspect FMDv infiltration from overseas

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Captain Bryn Wayt

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

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Mr Simmons said: "I think it's rather preposterous to consider that holiday makers returning from Turkey are a substantial threat to livestock of the South West or any part of the UK."

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There are about 2 Million people going back & forth from Turkey (where there is FMD) each year, never mind other countries world-wide which are rife with FMD.

My first question is: what UK airport employs detection equipment/methods related to locating and isolating possible FMDv infiltrations into the UK?

Question 2: How many detections and reports have been sent to the appropriate authority in the last 10 years?

I require the name of the airports and seaports that support and report detection of suspected FMDv cases/or carriers, and the date/event leading to any suspect infiltrations of the FMDv.

Ref: http://www.101holidays.co.uk/top-10-holi...

Ref: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Pr...

Yours faithfully,

Captain Bryn Wayt

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Dear Captain Bryn Wayt,

Please see attached Defra's response to your recent Freedom of Information
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<<FOI response to Captain Bryn Wayt RFI 00003856 Mar 2011.pdf>>

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Captain Bryn Wayt

Dear IAH-IMPORTS (FFG),

Thank you for your measured reply.

It did not answer my questions in full; I did not expect DEFRA to be that transparent.

Yours sincerely,

Captain Bryn Wayt