HC Deb 24 October 2001 vol 373 c289W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those police forces with at least one wildlife liaison officer. [8005]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 15 October 2001]: There is a widespread network of police wildlife liaison officers across police forces but it is for each force to determine how, and to what extent this work is undertaken. Every force has a wildlife liaison capability of some sort although this varies from force to force.

Work recently completed by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime in July 2001 resulted in the publication of a "Directory of Information Sources" which lists police wildlife liaison officer contacts. Details are recorded for more than 500 officers from forces in England and Wales.

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