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Badgers: Vaccination

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards establishing a team to manage the implementation of the badger vaccine deployment project. (248222)

A DEFRA project team has been set up to develop the Injectable Badger Vaccine Deployment Project. A project board has also been established to manage the process and long term implementation. This board includes DEFRA officials, representatives from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Animal Health and Natural England, and an independent farmer. The project team are currently planning the project to allow initial deployment once the vaccine is licensed in 2010.