HC Deb 30 October 2002 vol 391 c799W
Mr. Gummer

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assistance has been given to local authorities to educate residents of the dangers of illegally imported bushmeat. [75927]

Mr. Morley

I have been asked to reply.

A campaign to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by illegal meat imports has been co-ordinated centrally by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. A variety of methods have been used in the campaign, including posters, leaflets, and radio fillers. Two Government information videos have just been produced. A leaflet on the importance of biosecurity has been issued to farmers. At the level of local authorities, in this financial year, Defra is funding jointly with the Food Standards Agency to provide additional training officers on import rules.