Wildlife: Crime

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th October 2019.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review wildlife crime penalties.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 04 October 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

The Government takes wildlife crime seriously. Significant sanctions are available to judges to hand down to those convicted of wildlife crimes. Most wildlife crimes carry a maximum fine of £5,000 an unlimited fine and a six-month custodial sentence. We have no plans to amend these penalties.

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Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government takes wildlife crime seriously. Significant sanctions are available to judges to hand down to those convicted of wildlife crimes. Most wildlife crimes carry a maximum fine of £5,000 an unlimited fine and a six-month custodial sentence. We have no plans to amend these penalties.

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