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Angling: Licensing

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) junior concession, (b) senior concession, (c) disabled concession and (d) full season rod licences have been issued in each year since 1997. (276773)

The following table indicates the number of full, senior, disabled and junior rod licences issued by the Environment Agency (EA) since 1999. Prior to this, the EA used different systems to store rod licence information. Such information is, therefore, not available in the categories required.

Full (trout and coarse and salmon)

Senior (trout and coarse and salmon)

Disabled (trout and coarse and salmon)

Junior (trout and coarse and salmon)

1999

589,245

77,889

51,496

84,831

2000

557,372

73,475

50,601

78,627

2001

596,645

86,749

57,281

116,362

2002

563,800

89,149

57,648

116,026

2003

614,978

90,268

61,835

125,764

2004

637,125

97,818

58,516

128,173

2005

660,256

105,357

38,891

118,310

2006

669,061

112,166

32,865

120,268

2007

649,731

114,491

36,486

123,866

2008

793,127

164,442

51,372

129,501

Source:

The Environment Agency’s rod licence database.