HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 cc568-9W
22. Miss Fookes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many badgers have been killed to date in connection with the experiment to test the theory that they are carriers of bovine tuberculosis; and what conclusions, if any, have been reached.

Mr. Strang

In experimental work at the Ministry's Central Veterinary Laboratory on the spread of bovine tuberculosis by badgers two badgers have died so far; none has been killed. The results to date verify the conclusions already drawn from field evidence, namely, that bovine tuberculosis will spread from badger to badger and from badger to cattle.

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