Bovine tuberculosis in Wales

Following the publication of the Welsh Government’s consultation document ‘A Refreshed TB Eradication Strategy’, the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee agreed to undertake a short inquiry to look at the efficacy of past approaches and consider the future direction of Welsh Government policy.


The purpose of the inquiry was:


  • to assess the evidence behind the control and eradication methods set out in the Welsh Government's refreshed bovine TB eradication programme through a comparison with approaches outside Wales; and
  • to assess whether sufficient monitoring and evaluation arrangements are in place to ensure the effectiveness and value for money of the programme can be demonstrated in the future.


The Committee heard evidence from stakeholders at its meetings on 10 November 2016 and 8 December 2016. On 14 December 2016, the Committee held a scrutiny session with the Welsh Government.


The Committee published its report: Report on the Welsh Government’s Refreshed TB Eradication programme (PDF 596KB) on 23 May 2017. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 146KB) on 20 June 2017.


Business type: Other

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 04/01/2017