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Bovine Tuberculosis: Dorset

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 16192, tabled on 13 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the cost benefit analysis of the year 1 and 2 badger cull pilots; for what reasons the roll-out to Dorset of the badger culls went ahead prior to the publication of that cost benefit analysis; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

20 November 2015

The expected benefits of the policy remain in line with those in the ‘Measures to address bovine tuberculosis in badgers’ impact assessment published in 2011.