Hunting Act 2004

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th June 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness with which the Hunting Act 2004 has been implemented.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Hunting Act came into force on 18 February 2005. Between 2005 and 2014 (the latest year for which official figures are available), a total of 590 individuals were prosecuted for a range of offences under the Hunting Act. Of these, 378 were found guilty.

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