HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c558W
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:

1985 1,826
1986 2,060
1987 1,967
1988 2,015
1989 2,085