20582 - Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to extend badger culls into new areas.

George Eustice

As outlined in a Written Ministerial Statement on 17 December, the Government wants to see badger control over a wider number of areas this year. This is in line with the UK Chief Veterinary Officer’s advice and our comprehensive strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England.