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Illegal Fox Hunts

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for taking part in illegal fox hunts since the Hunting Act 2004 was implemented. (107678)

The court proceedings data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform database shows that three people were prosecuted in England and Wales during 2005 under sections 1 and 6 of the Hunting Act 2004 for the offence of hunting a wild mammal with a dog.

Court proceedings data for 2006 will be available in the autumn of 2007.