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Animals: Imports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of (a) reptiles and (b) birds being imported from (i) within and (ii) outside the European Union were recorded on the Trade Control and Export System in each year since 2000.

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

The TRACES system is run by the European Commission; using the system became compulsory from the start of 2005. Records exist for 2004 though, as TRACES was not then compulsory, these are not comparable with later years.

Number of consignments recorded on TRACES for each year:
Within the EU Outside the EU
2004
Reptiles 2 89
Birds(1) 107 37
2005
Reptiles 18 233
Birds(1) 962 90
2006
Reptiles 12 248
Birds(1) 787 8
2007
Reptiles 13 289
Birds(1) 964 14
(1 )Non-poultry but includes game

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