§ Mr. Russell Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she will take to ensure the continued operation of the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh. 
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 10 June 2002]: The Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine is part of the University of Edinburgh and is reliant on funding from a wide range of sources for both research and training. DEFRA is not a significant funder of CTVM. DEFRA is interested in aspects of veterinary training and funds Veterinary Fellowship programmes at three Veterinary Schools—including one at Edinburgh. We are awaiting the Royal Society Inquiry report which may make recommendations about training.