Bovine TB: DEFRA's approach is 'chaotic' says minister


Farmers are "lucky" that it is the Welsh Government that is tackling bovine TB in Wales rather than the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, made the remark on 30 April 2014 while answering a question by Paul Davies, the Conservative member for Preseli Pembrokeshire.

Paul Davies referred to a farmer who said that the government's measures will incur additional costs of £200,000 for him, and emphasised that the government's measures to tackle the disease need to be "proportionate."

The minister replied, "I recognise the need for balance, but I plan to eliminate bovine TB in Wales", adding that DEFRA's approach had been "chaotic".

The questions tabled by other members covered a number of issues including mussel fishing and the proposed tidal lagoon in Swansea.

Darllenwch hwn yn Gymraeg.

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