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BVA President, Carl Padgett, discusses his recent appearances before two parliamentary committees looking into developments at the AHVLA.
OVER the past few months, the BVA has submitted written evidence to two separate House of Commons select committee inquiries into the changes being proposed at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). Both of these submissions resulted in an invitation to present oral evidence. The first opportunity was in November 2011, when the Welsh Affairs Committee (WAC) looked into the proposed withdrawal of laboratory testing at investigation centres in Wales. The second occasion …