14 June 1996

More cash for BSE

AN extra £4m is to be provided for BSE research, farm minister, Douglas Hogg, has announced.

The funding, on top of the additional £1m already allocated, brings the total available for BSE research in 1996 to £10.4m.

Projects being considered for extra MAFF funds are likely to include:

lValidation of diagnostic tests.

lStudies to investigate the persistence of the infectious agent.

lStudies into the safe disposal of potentially infected material and alternative uses of rendered carcasses and byproducts. &#42