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Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what changes have taken place to the fox population of England in each of the past five years. (94133)

Data on UK mammal population trends for 1995-2004, show population estimates of 195,000 foxes in England, and 22,000 in Wales. The population is thought to be fairly stable, with slight increases occurring in years with mild winters. However, there are no firm data available about changes to fox populations year-by-year.