Furs: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th November 2021.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to bring forward a green paper banning the importing and selling of animal fur in the UK.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Fur farming has been banned in England and Wales since 2000, and 2002 in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Now we have left the EU, the Government is able to explore potential action in relation to animal fur.

We recently concluded a call for evidence on the fur trade in Great Britain which provided both stakeholders and the public the opportunity to provide evidence and views on this important matter, which received around 30,000 responses. A summary of responses setting out the key findings will be published in due course.

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