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Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 have been brought (a) in Leeds and (b) in total since the Act came into force, broken down by prosecuting agency. (223526)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: The Animal Welfare Act came into force on 6 April 2007 in England and 27 March 2007 in Wales. The first published data will be available in the autumn of 2009.