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Tesco: Extortion

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received from Tesco supermarket on threatening letters received from animal rights activists; and if she will make a statement. (154379)

The Home Office has received no representations from Tesco supermarket on threatening letters received from animal rights activists. However, the Government are committed to working in close co-operation with law enforcement agencies and any targets of animal rights extremism to eradicate the threat of extremists, building on the significant fall in illegal extremist activity, and the many significant convictions of animal rights extremists in the past 18 months.