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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to expand the badger vaccination programme. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Landowners and private groups across England can apply to Natural England for a licence to vaccinate badgers against TB. Animal &amp; Plant Health Agency (APHA) provides training for those who wish undertake such vaccination and Defra provides financial support for projects within the Edge Area under the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS).</p><p>BEVS, relaunched in 2018 following a global vaccine shortage, provides matched funding and training for groups that want to take part. Three groups were successful with their applications in 2018. On 13 September 2018 we re-opened the scheme and asked for expressions of interest from those wishing to apply to vaccinate from 2019. The application process closes on 25 January 2019.</p><p>A long-standing research programme at APHA to identify an oral vaccine and a palatable bait in which to deliver it is also ongoing. An efficacy study is currently in progress, with results due later this year.</p><p>We are currently considering the report of the TB Strategy review, conducted by a team led by Professor Sir Charles Godfray, the scope of which includes badger vaccination. A Government response to the review will be published later this year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this