Birds: Conservation:Written question - HL15109

Asked on: 08 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Birds: Conservation
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.
Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
Answered on: 24 April 2019

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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