Protection of Badgers Act 1992

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have taken place under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each year since its introduction.

Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste)

The number of defendants proceeded against for offences under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in England and Wales from 1992 to 2006 is shown in the attached table.

Proceeded against
1992 62
1993 60
1994 50
1995 48
1996 37
1997 51
1998 25
1999 60
2000 44
2001 48
2002 47
2003 30
2004 34
2005 39
2006 22
Note: These figures are on the principal offence basis.

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