Birds: Animal Breeding and Sales

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th February 2022.

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Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will take steps with Natural England to ensure duplication of submitted evidence and material is not required by applicants for licenses to breed and sell captive bred birds in line with Natural England's Framework Document 2017.

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

Natural England's licensing system, including for captive birds, is designed to avoid duplication where possible. Where an applicant is asked to provide information that is similar or largely the same as previous applications this will be because circumstances or underlying evidence may have changed.

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