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Animal Welfare

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to establish an arm's length body responsible for animal health; and if he will make a statement. (250840)

The establishment of a new independent arm's length body responsible for animal health is being considered as part of the wider responsibility and cost sharing agenda for animal health. We plan to consult on specific proposals for implementing responsibility and cost sharing for animal health shortly.