Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson made a statement in the House of Commons on 23 October 2012 on Bovine TB and badger control.
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mary Creagh responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on animal diseases in the Topics section.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.