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Volume 542: debated on Thursday 15 March 2012

The DEFRA commissioned report, “Determining the Extent of Use and Humaneness of Snares in England and Wales—WM0315”, will be published today on the DEFRA website at WM0315. While I recognise the importance of snares in wildlife management, the report raises a number of issues. I wish to allow stakeholders time to consider the report’s findings in detail and will discuss possible ways forward with them before making any decisions.