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Government Departments: Research and Data

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "minimising medicine use in organic dairy herds through animal health and welfare planning"; and for what reason.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

All Defra evidence contracts are closely monitored by Defra specialists working with policy colleagues. Contract variations are required if there are significant changes to any of the details in the original agreement (e.g. costs, required outputs, timetable, research team, etc).

The project titled "Minimising medicine use in organic dairy herds through animal health and welfare planning (ANIPLAN)" was initiated as a result of the co-operation in CORE Organic under an EU supported ERA Network, within which European research funding organisations set up co-operation between national research activities in organic food and farming.

A no cost extension to this project was agreed from 30 April 2010 to 1 November 2010, following a request by the project consortium to the CORE Organic Project Co-ordinators, to organise and hold a final workshop, and be able to include the findings of this in the final report.

Further information on CORE Organic can be obtained at www.coreorganic.org.

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