HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c32W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many cases of bovine TB were recorded in Wales in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement; [39434]

(2) if he will make a statement on bovine TB in Wales. [39433]

Mr. Win Griffiths

The number of confirmed outbreaks of bovine TB in Wales is as follows:

  • 1995: 102
  • 1996: 102
  • 1997: 62.

The Government are minded to accept Professor Krebs' recommendation. Implementing this report will require the Government, the farming industry and those interested in badger conservation to work together to build a better scientific basis for policy in this area.