Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2006-07

14 June 2007


14 June 2007

Badgers and cattle TB: Final Report of the Independent Scientific Group:

Additional witness

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the following oral evidence sessions in relation to an inquiry into Badgers and cattle TB: Final Report of the Independent Scientific Group. The sessions were announced previously in Press Notice 43 on 7 June - please note that the session on 20 June now has an additional witness and that subsequent timings have changed.

Monday 18 June 2007
4.15 pm Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB

Wednesday 20 June 2007
3.00 pm Badger Trust and RSPCA
3. 45 pm National Farmers' Union

These evidence sessions are timed to coincide with the public launch of the Final Report of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

1. The Committee normally meets in a committee room at Westminster. There are often last minute changes of room and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend should check the venue by calling the committee office information line the day before the hearing on 020 7219 2033. Website: www.parliament.uk/efracom

2. This Press Notice supersedes No. 43 released on 7 June 2007.

3. Details about this inquiry can be found at:
www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_bovine_tb_follow_up.cfm

4. The Committee has previously inquired into this subject producing the following Reports:

€ Bovine TB: badger culling, Sixth Report of Session 2005-06, HC 905-I, published 14 March 2006
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmenvfru/905/905i.pdf

€ Bovine TB, Thirteenth Report of Session 2003-04, HC 638, published 13 July 2004
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmenvfru/638/638.pdf

€ Badgers and Bovine TB, Seventh Report of Session 2002-03, HC 432, published 9 April 2003
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmenvfru/432/432.pdf