HC Deb 23 April 1996 vol 276 c140W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the numbers of badgers killed since 1979. [25378]

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.