Birds: Conservation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there have been for selling birds caught in the wild in the UK during the last five years.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

One defendant was proceeded against at magistrates’ courts for selling a wild bird, in England and Wales, between 2013 and 2017, this being in 2016.

Court proceedings data for 2018 is planned for publication on 16 May 2019.

Figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland would be matters for the relevant devolved administrations.

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