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Livestock: Diseases

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on contagious diseases affecting livestock; and if he will make a statement. (167069)

The Government are working closely with the devolved administrations to co-ordinate the disease control response. Officials in the Northern Ireland Executive are actively involved in policy decisions for foot and mouth disease (FMD), bluetongue and now avian influenza, and in reviewing the disease control strategies.