Supplementary memorandum from the Health
& Safety Executive
WORKSHOP ON LARGE ANIMALS HELD IN MARCH 2005
This was instigated and led by the
then Defra Chief Scientist.
He wished to form a view on the need
for an ACDP CL4 facility with the aim of feeding back to the Gov
The workshop was attended by various
parties and had a joint Defra/HSE secretariat.
The workshop took place on 4 March
2005 at Warwick University.
The minutes and action points are
attached (these have been redacted to not name individuals).
There were four main action points
(2 joint HSE/Defra; 1 VLA and 1 defra only)
The two action points on HSE were
met by the paper on UK capability (attached) (not printed). The
most recent draft of this paper was completed in October 2005.
It is HSE understanding that this
paper was sent to Defra CS: we do not know how this was taken
forward re: Gov Chief Scientist or whether the final version was
The minutes also state that a second
workshop would take place. It is HSE's understanding that this
has yet to take place. Given that it was a Defra Chief Scientist
lead it is HSE's view that the decision not to proceed with the
second workshop lay with defra.