Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2006-07

24 July 2007




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

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the following oral evidence sessions in relation to its inquiry into Badgers and cattle TB: Final Report of the Independent Scientific Group:

Wednesday 17 October 2007

3.00 pm Professor Douglas Young, Imperial College, London, Chair of the TB Vaccine Programme Advisory Group, and Professor Glyn Hewinson, Head of the TB Research Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge.

Wednesday 24 October 2007

3.00 pm Professor John Bourne, CBE, former Chairman of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB

3.30 pm Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal Health, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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 the day before the hearing. Website: www.parliament.uk/efracom

2. Details about this inquiry can be found at:

www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_bovine_tb_follow_up.cfm

3. 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