§ Mr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many dead badgers his Ministry has received for each year since 1985; and if he will indicate the causes of their death where known.
§ Mr. Gummer
The vast majority of badger carcases submitted by the public were the result of road traffic accidents, but records are not kept of the cause of death. The numbers received and examined were:
Number 1985 1,826 1986 2,060 1987 1,967 1988 2,015 1989 2,085