§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will148W increase veterinary resources in the south-west to help against the spreading of TB; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 5 November 2001]: Resources normally available to the State Veterinary Service in the south-west for TB testing are still, in part. diverted to foot and mouth disease control. The issue of whether extra resource will be needed in certain areas is currently being assessed within the Department.