Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

SESSION 2003-04
26 November 2003 BADGERS AND BOVINE TB:

26 November 2003 BADGERS AND BOVINE TB:
EVIDENCE SESSION

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to take evidence about the decision to suspend culling in the reactive areas of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial.

It has invited the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB to give evidence on Wednesday 10 December 2003. The evidence session will be organised as follows:

Wednesday 10 December 2003

4.30pm    Ben Bradshaw MP, Minister for Nature Conservation and Fisheries, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
and Professor John Bourne, Chairman of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB

The Committee is due to take evidence earlier in the same afternoon in relation to its inquiry into the Marine Environment. Therefore, the schedule above could be subject to revision at short notice.

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