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Mink Farms

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under what circumstances mink farms may operate without a licence.

To keep mink without a licence is an offence under the Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932. However, where discussions are continuing with an applicant in order to ensure satisfactory standards, a prosecution may not be the most appropriate form of enforcement.