HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1574W
Mr. Gardiner

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make representations to the European Commission to implement the European Parliament's resolution on Petition 461/2000 concerning bushmeat. [153213]

Mr. Gareth Thomas

There is much in this resolution on Petition 461/2000 that the Government would wish to support. The Department for International Development works closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on bushmeat and livelihoods issues. Officials will be following up with the European Commission about the action they have taken and intend to take on this matter.