asked the Minister for Agriculture if any research is being carried out at present regarding the spread of bovine TB by badgers.
Written Answers. - Bovine TB Eradication.
Where the normal causes of disease spread do not provide adequate explanation for the persistence of TB in a particular locality it is the practice to investigate the possible role of wildlife including badgers. Such investigation is carried out under controlled conditions and usually forms part of a special programme aimed at eradicating disease in the area affected.