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Coarse Fishing

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of Lord Willoughby de Broke Lord Willoughby de Broke Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to introduce legislation in respect of coarse fishing based on the concept of "cruelty and utility"; and, if not, why not.

Photo of Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blackstone Minister of State (the Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts)

We have no plans to introduce legislation in respect of coarse fishing based on the concept of "cruelty and utility". Those involved in angling are aware of the need to avoid unnecessary harm and to minimise any stress caused to fish. The Government remain committed to supporting and promoting all forms of angling, including coarse fishing.

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