§ Lord HOUGHTON of SOWERBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Under what conditions the use of snares for trapping animals is still permissible.
§ Lord BELSTEAD
The use of snares in England and Wales is not restricted except by the Deer Act 1963. The Wildlife and Countryside Bill, for which my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Environment is responsible, will include provision to ban their use except for pest control and in special circumstances.