HC Deb 17 February 1977 vol 926 c360W
31. Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in which areas of the country badgers are to be exterminated because of tuberculosis.

Mr. Strang

Badger colonies which have been found to be infected with bovine tuberculosis are already being destroyed in certain limited areas of the counties of Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. A report on the problem of this disease in badgers and cattle was published in November, and copies are available in the Library of the House.