Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th November 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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November to Questions 185481 and 185482 on Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria, what criteria Natural England uses to specify minimum effort in culling badgers in Cumbria; and how does Natural England measure the effectiveness and success of that effort.

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

Effort is defined as culling activity on a parcel of land, both cage trapping and controlled shooting. The area must deploy at least the same amount of effort as an effective High Risk Area (HRA) and Edge Area cull where 22 traps are equal to 1 night of shooter activity. The effectiveness of the cull in Cumbria is being analysed and will be published alongside the assessments of all other culls in due course.

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