Crime: Nature Conservation

Home Department written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings officials of his Department have had with the (a) Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime and (b) UK National Wildlife Crime Unit on reducing the number of illegal badger killings in the last 24 months.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing)

Officials from the Home Office have attended the steering group meetings of the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime which occur three times a year. Officials have also attended the tasking and co-ordination meetings for the National Wildlife Crime Unit which also occur three times a year.

We have not held separate meetings with either the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime or the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit to discuss illegal badger killings in the last 24 months.

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