Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times a monitor from Natural England visits a proposed culling site to assess whether the weather conditions are suitable for the badger cull in an area to proceed.

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

During the prolonged period of hot weather in summer 2018, two Supplementary Badger Control licenses were in operation, in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire.

Natural England (NE) was in contact with the two Supplementary Badger Control companies on a regular basis during the period of prolonged hot weather.

To assess the situation on the ground, NE staff have made three field visits to West Somerset and three field visits to West Gloucestershire. The visits found that best practise was being followed to avoid and mitigate against animals being exposed to extreme weather.

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