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Livestock: Disease Control

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on developing common policies on reduction of bovine tuberculosis. (186058)

Responsibility for bovine TB (bTB) is fully devolved and bTB policy in Wales is a matter for the Welsh Assembly alone. However, both DEFRA and the Welsh Assembly Government, along with the Scottish Government, were signatories to the Government Strategic Framework for the Sustainable Control of bovine TB in GB. In the spirit of the framework officials in my Department are in regular contact with those in the Welsh Assembly Government on the issue.