Animal Health Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 7th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Carter Lord Carter Labour 6:00 pm, 7th October 2002

I want to make two brief points. I do not have the Anderson report in front of me, but I am sure that it mentioned vaccination and that the science is still uncertain and unclear. Perhaps the Minister can tell the Committee about the latest state of the scientific play as regards vaccination. I am sure that all Members of the Committee will agree that to embark on a vaccination policy before the science is clear might be as dangerous as the previous situation—