Topical Questions

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at on 19 October 2023.

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Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Work is ongoing on avian influenza. The hon. Gentleman will be aware that we have suffered two years of catastrophic effects of that disease. Animal and Plant Health Agency vets are working round the clock with primary producers to protect their flocks. I do not want to jinx myself, but at the moment we are making good progress. We will continue to work hard with the sector to protect it and ourselves from that terrible disease.