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Cattle Identification Offences

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been charged under cattle identification legislation in each of the last five years; and how much was recovered by way of fines in each year. (77095)

The Department referred 65 individuals to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) during the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2006. Total fines imposed by the courts during the period—£72,005.

Number of people charged under cattle identification legislation

April to March

Number

Total fines (£)

2001-02

5

5,275

2002-03

3

1,610

2003-04

19

23,660

2004-05

15

8,530

2005-06

23

32,930