HL Deb 22 February 1984 vol 448 c842WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Advisory Committee on Badger Control has recommended that suckling females infected with bovine tuberculosis should be destroyed along with the cubs where possible, and without the cubs otherwise; what is being done about this; and if implemented whether suckling cubs are to be left to die in the setts.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Belstead)

I refer the noble Lord to the reply I gave him on 31st January. The arrangements for the release of lactating females detailed in that reply reflect the advice of the Consultative Panel on Badgers and Tuberculosis.