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Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who his Department plans to contract to undertake the vaccination of badgers in the forthcoming bovine TB project; and if he will make a statement. (292423)

Contractors to undertake the vaccination of badgers for the Badger Vaccine Deployment Project will be recruited through an EU tender run by the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera). This is currently underway and will run until April 2010.

Fera will train the recruited contractors to trap and vaccinate badgers as part of the licensing and accreditation process.