Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that her Department's policy on the management of bovine TB in non-bovine farmed animals does not have a detrimental impact on species kept by zoos.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

On 28 August 2015 Defra issued a call for views on TB controls for non-bovine species, including companion and zoo animals. The call for views closed on 20 November 2015 and responses including those from the professional zoo community are being considered. Any proposals for regulatory changes flowing from the exercise would be subject to consultation in the normal manner.

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