Defra: Defra's Chief Veterinary Officer's annual report has been published, reviewing developments in animal health and welfare during 2007. The report, by former Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) Fred Landeg, summarises progress & developments in the field of animal health and welfare within Great Britain. It also provides a continuous statistical record of the state of animal disease in Great Britain.
Topics covered in the 2007 report include the outbreaks of Foot & Mouth Disease, Avian Flu and Bluetongue, and progress on the UK's Responsibility and Cost Sharing Programme.
Press release ~ Chief Veterinary Officer's annual report ~ UK's Responsibility and Cost Sharing Programme ~ Foot and Mouth Disease ~ Avian Flu ~ Bluetongue
APPSI: The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) has published its fourth Annual Report. The report highlights:
* the marked increase across government in the level of interest & debate in the re-use of PSI
* the increase of public awareness of the issues surrounding re-use and recent coverage in the press
* APPSI's paper to Ministers in October 2007 which outlined the need for a Government strategy on the re-use of public sector information, with proposals for the short & medium term
* APPSI's responses to important Government studies and consultations