HC Deb 25 July 1988 vol 138 c116W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Glandford and Scunthorpe of 15 July,Official Report, columns 396–99, what regulations govern the use of poisoned bait to control wildlife pests; and how he defines the meaning of the term wildlife pests.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The term wildlife pest is taken to mean species of wildlife which do damage to livestock and crops and which are not protected under the provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The use of poisonous chemicals for the purposes of controlling wildlife pests is governed by the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912, the Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962, the Poisons Act 1972, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Food and Environmental Protection Act 1985.