Trapping

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th July 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what work her Department has undertaken on development of a humane trap for small pest control in rural areas.

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

The development of new traps is a matter for industry. However, all spring trap designs have to be approved by Defra under Spring Trap Approval Orders before they can be used and the approvals process assesses the humaneness of the trap.

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