Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on badger TB vaccination programmes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra spend on badger TB vaccination programmes since 2017 is as follows:

Financial year

Amount

2017/2018

£4,125

2018/2019

£67,191

2019/2020

£98,760

2020/2021

£181,685

2021/2022

£576,822

2022/2023 (up to 20 June 2022)

£10,124

TOTAL

£938,707

These numbers do not cover the work to develop and license BadgerBCG. The costs of bovine TB-related badger vaccine work by the Animal and Plant Health Agency and predecessor bodies are accounted for separately by the relevant executive Agencies.

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