MPs take further evidence on bovine TB

27 February 2013

On Wednesday 27 February the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds the third evidence sessions of its inquiry into vaccination of badgers and cattle against bovine TB

Wednesday 27 February; Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster


At 3.00pm

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

  • Jackie Atkinson, Director of Authorisations
  • Anna-Maria Brady, Head, Biologicals team

At 3.45pm

British Veterinary Association and British Cattle Veterinary Association

  • Carl Padgett (Past President), British Veterinary Association
  • Neil Blake, Chairperson for the BCVA Government/Agencies Liaison Working Group, British Cattle Veterinary Association

The first part of this session will aim to explore the procedure for obtaining marketing authorisation for a vaccine and to determine why authorisation for a cattle BCG vaccine has been delayed and what the current timetable is. It will also assess the VMD’s role in setting targets for the availability of vaccines. The second part of this session will explore wider issues surrounding Bovine TB and also Schmallenberg.

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