§ Mr. Wiggin
My right hon. Friend announced on 25 September that he had asked Lord Zuckerman to undertake a review of his Ministry's policy for dealing with tuberculous badgers and the risk to cattle. Since then, gassing operations by official teams have been suspended pending the outcome of the review, except where necessary to maintain freedom from the disease in those parts of the South-West previously cleared in this way. The conduct of the review is a matter for Lord Zuckerman and I look forward to receiving his report in due course.