On the question of mink trapping, is my hon. Friend not contradicted by page 105 of the Burns report? The document states:
Mink do not appear to be particularly trap-shy and trapping can therefore be a relatively efficient means of control provided that the trap is well placed.
It also states:
There are no firm data on the numbers of mink killed by trapping but research shows that intensive trapping in an area can remove most of the local population.