Badgers: Conservation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to control the number of badgers in the next 12 months.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are committed to our strategy to make England free of bovine TB, of which culling badgers in areas where the disease is rife is a key element.

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