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Bovine Tuberculosis

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Conservative, West Worcestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to announce measures to tackle the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We will announce a comprehensive and balanced TB Eradication Programme for England shortly. This is a complex and sensitive issue and we received a large number of responses to our consultation, which we have been considering carefully.

As I told the NFU conference in February we must ensure that we have clear and practical solutions to the issues which were raised, failing which we may not proceed.

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