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Backbench Business — Badger Cull

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 3:12 pm on 13th March 2014.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 3:12 pm, 13th March 2014

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. I was named in the previous speech, but Roger Williams would not give way to me. He said in his speech that targets had been set for the randomised badger culling trial. Can my hon. Friend confirm that such targets were not set for the RBCT, and that the trials were in fact designed to establish what targets would be necessary for culling to be effective?