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Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 75830, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the public purse of the badger cull programme; and whether his Department has conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the badger cull.

Answered on

24 November 2021

Badger culling costs are published annually on Gov.uk and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-government-badger-control-costs. Costs for the 2021 operations will be published in due course.

A value for money analysis is published annually on Gov.uk and can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-badger-control-policy-value-for-money-analysis.