HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c562W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to close the unit researching chlamydial disease at the central veterinary laboratory; what alternative research he has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on this disease. [19439]

Mrs. Browning

In deciding to reduce MAFF support for research on chlamydia when the existing projects came to an end, the programme of chlamydia research supported by the Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department—£460,000 in 1996–97—was taken into account.