§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list all the research being sponsored by his Department into bovine spongiform encephalopathy and other transmissable encephalopathies.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
My Department currently funds research on BSE at its central veterinary laboratory at Weybridge which covers epidemiological studies,196W clinico-pathology, transmission experiments using a number of animal species, chemical pathology, genetics and semen collection.
The cost of this work in 1988–89 was £764,000.