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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Volume 649: debated on Monday 12 November 2018

Badger Cull

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on the Badger Cull on 6 November 2018.

On costs, again we publish the figures every year. The 2018 costs will be published shortly, but those for previous years have already been published. Last year, the total cost of the cull was about £4 million, which covers policing, licensing and all the monitoring work done by Natural England.

[Official Report, 6 November 2018, Vol. 648, c. 529WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food:

An error has been identified in the speech I gave during the debate on the Badger Cull.

The correct statement should have been:

On costs, again we publish the figures every year. The 2018 costs will be published shortly, but those for previous years have already been published. Last year, the total cost of the cull was about £4 million, which covers policing, and a further £2.6 million, which includes licensing and all the monitoring work done by Natural England.