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Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of William Bain William Bain Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support her Department plans to provide towards research and development of vaccines against tuberculosis in (a) badgers and (b) cattle in each of the next four financial years.

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

Over the next four years there is a suite of research projects under way with many reaching their specified conclusion date in 2014-15. We are currently considering options for the scale and nature of successor projects, and accordingly the figures set out below reflect the costs associated with projects currently under way.

£ million
Badger vaccines Cattle vaccine and associated diagnostics:
2011-12 2.60 2.14
2012-13 2.02 2.46
2013-14 2.71 2.51
2014-15 0.11 2.16

Further projects may also be commissioned which could alter these estimated amounts, especially in the later years.

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