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Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency inquiry - further information

At the beginning of 2012 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee held two evidence session on the rationalisation of the AHVLA’s laboratory services in England and the AHVLA’s proposals for competitive tendering for Official Veterinarians (OVs) services. Following the sessions the Chair of the Committee wrote to the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food.

Exchange of Letters between the Committee and Defra

Oral evidence

Tuesday 31 January 2012 - transcript

Witnesses: AHVLA Thirsk Regional Laboratory Veterinary Investigation Officers, National Pig Association, and Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network; British Veterinary Association, and British Cattle Veterinary Association

Wednesday 1 February 2012 - transcript

Witnesses: Rt Hon James Paice MP, Minister of State, Defra, Catherine Brown, Chief Executive, AHVLA, and Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, Defra

Written evidence

Consolidated volume of oral and written evidence (PDF)

The Welsh Affairs Committee also took evidence on the rationalisation of AHVLA laboratory services in Wales. Information about the Welsh Affairs Committee’s work can be found on the Committee's website