Bovine Tuberculosis: South West

Home Department written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Liberal Democrat, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by (a) Avon and Somerset Police and (b) Gloucestershire Police on policing the trial badger cull in 2013.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The Department has not yet received final costs from the relevant police forces. However, Avon and Somerset Constabulary estimate that their costs for the original six-week cull are likely to be in the region of £500,000.

Gloucestershire Police estimate that their costs for the original six-week cull and the eight-week extension are likely to be in the region of £1.7 million.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has agreed to cover any additional costs incurred by the relevant police forces.

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