Monitoring of the impacts of pre-movement testing is ongoing and key statistics are updated monthly and published on the DEFRA website at:
No evidence has emerged to date that alters the decision to extend pre-movement testing to younger animals in March 2007 as already set out in legislation.
If by human interference my hon. Friend means culling, the evidence suggests that culling, as carried out in the Randomised Badger Culling Trial, causes a decrease in TB incidence in the area culled and an increase around the site of a cull. The Independent Scientific Group suggests this is due to perturbation following culling.
Under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 it is illegal to interfere with badgers or their setts unless under licence.