§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what penalties have been imposed for false declaration of country of destination when applying for an export licence; and how many prosecutions there have been for such false declarations.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
My Department is not aware that any prosecutions have been taken under the Export258W of Animals (Protection) Order 1981 for false declarations of country of destination. Recent allegations are currently being investigated.