Bovine Tuberculosis

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many monitors have been employed by Natural England to monitor the humaneness of the pilot badger culls.

Photo of David Heath David Heath The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Natural England is responsible for ensuring the licence conditions are complied with. Humaneness observations, which are being conducted independently of Natural England, are being carried out on a statistically significant number of occasions.

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