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Beavers

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the reintroduction of beavers in the UK.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This is a devolved matter so I can only answer with regard to England. Currently the Government has no plans to re-introduce the European beaver to the wild in England.

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