Rural Areas: Crime

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th June 2018.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Conservative, Chichester

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of rural crime on farmers.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are working closely with the Home Office on a range of issues in relation to rural crime, including waste crime and fly-tipping and issues like sheep worrying and wildlife crime. We both also work closely with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Rural Crime Network on these issues.

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