Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2005-06

Monday 30 January 2006

Monday 30 January 2006

Bovine TB: badger culling:

Evidence session - further witnesses announced

In its Press Release of 12 January, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee announced an evidence session in relation to its inquiry into Bovine TB: badger culling on 15 February. This session has been rearranged as follows:

Tuesday 7 February 2006

2.30 pm    Professor John Bourne, Chairman,  Professor Christl Donnelly, Deputy Chairman, Professor Rosie Woodroffe, Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB; Professor H Charles J Godfray FRS, Chairman of the Independent Scientific Review of the RBCT; and Dr Chris Cheeseman, Central Science Laboratory

3.30 pm (approx)    Mr Tim Bennett, President, Mr Meurig Raymond, Vice President, National Farmers' Union; and Mr David Williams, Chairman, Mr Trevor Lawson, Spokesman, Badger Trust.



For the terms of reference of this inquiry and a call for written evidence please see the Committee's press notice, published 12 January 2006. The Committee initially invited interested parties to submit evidence in writing by Monday 6 February. In view of the new date for oral evidence, it would be helpful if written evidence could be submitted earlier.

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