Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Parliamentary Questions

14 Jan 2004: Column 731W

Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there is scope within the new Animal Welfare Bill to cull out contiguous pockets of M. bovis infection in species other than badgers. [144589]

Mr. Bradshaw: No. The proposed Animal Welfare Bill will relate only to the welfare of captive and domestic animals. Wild animals in the wild are therefore outside the scope of the Bill.

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