Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04
20 May 2004 Bovine TB: Evidence Session Announced

20 May 2004 Bovine TB: Evidence Session Announced

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to hold an oral evidence session in relation to its inquiry into bovine TB. The details of this session are as follows:

Wednesday 26 May 2004

At 4.00pm:

Professor Doug Young, Fleming Professor of Medical Microbiology at Imperial College of Medicine, and Defra's bovine TB vaccine adviser

Mr Alick Simmons, Head of the Veterinary Endemic and Zoonoses Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dr Chris Cheeseman, Team Leader, Woodchester Park badger establishment, Central Science Laboratory

At approximately 5.15pm:

Mr Ben Bradshaw MP, Minister for Nature Conservation and Fisheries, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Professor John Bourne, Chair, Independent Science Group on bovine TB

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice, published 27 April 2004.

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