§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the numbers of badgers killed since 1979. 
§ Mrs. Browning
It is not possible to answer this question in the form requested. However, the total number of badgers captured and destroyed in removal operations carried out by the Department following TB breakdowns in cattle between 1985 and 1995 was 11,260.