HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c622W
Mr. Andrew Mitchell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consideration he has given to ordering an immediate moratorium on badger culling as a way of eradicating cattle tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Soames

This idea has been closely examined, notably within the Ministry's consultative panel on badgers and tuberculosis. There are at present no plans to introduce a moratorium.