§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the scope, progress, timetable and conclusions of her Department's research projects on TB in wildlife other than badgers. 
§ Margaret Beckett
There are currently two research projects under way which focus on TB in wildlife other than badgers. Summary details are given in the table:
Title of research project Start date End date The risk to cattle from Mycobacterium bovis in wildlife species other than badgers 1 May 1999 30 April 2004 The risk to cattle from wildlife species other than hadgers in areas of high herd hreakdown risk 1 January 2000 31 November 2003
The research projects are proceeding according to plan. Following completion the findings of each project will be published.