HC Deb 15 November 2001 vol 374 cc880-1W
Ian Lucas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he plans to change the way in which offences committed under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 are recorded by the Criminal Records Office [12692]

Mr. Denham

In common with all other offence provisions which carry the possibility of imprisonment, convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings under sections 1(1) and (3), 2 and 3 of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 are recordable by police forces on the Police National Computer. These include offences of wilfully killing, injuring or taking a badger, cruelly ill-treating a badger, and intentionally or recklessly interfering with a badger sett. There are no plans to change these arrangements.

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