HC Deb 30 March 1999 vol 328 c659W
Sir Alastair Goodlad

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the incidence of tuberculosis in(a) badgers and (b) cattle in each of the last three years in Cheshire; and if he will make a statement. [78787]

Mr. Rooker

With respect to part(a) of the question, the incidence of TB in badgers has not been systematically studied in Great Britain outside the Woodchester Park area. With regard to part (b) of the question, there were no confirmed TB incidents in cattle herds in Cheshire in 1996 or 1997. There were two confirmed TB incidents in herds in Cheshire in 1998.

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