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Smuggling: Birds

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many incidents of wild bird smuggling have been recorded by HM Revenue and Customs since 1 July 2007. (156833)

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) enforcement powers in relation to wild birds apply to those species listed as endangered under Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97 on the protection species of wild fauna and flora.

HMRC records show no detentions or seizures of wild birds since 1 July 2007.