HL Deb 20 May 2002 vol 635 cc80-1WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many sniffer dogs are currently being trained to detect illegal imports of bushmeat from Africa and other illegally imported food at passenger terminals at Britain's international airports; and when they expect these dogs to be deployed. [HL4178]

Lord Whitty

There are currently no dogs being trained for the purpose of detecting illegal meats as we are still in the stage of identifying a provider and the training needs. We aim to have begun training for a pilot exercise by the end of this summer.