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PE01124: Banning the manufacture, sale, possession and use of all snares

Rural Affairs

Petitioner: Louise Robertson on behalf of League Against Cruel Sports

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 13 February 2008

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 to introduce provisions to ban the manufacture, sale, possession and use of all snares.

Petition History:

Summary:

4 March 2008: The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government, Scottish Countryside Alliance, Scottish Estates Business Group, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Woodland Trust for Scotland, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, British Veterinary Association, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, National Farmers Union Scotland, Scottish Crofting Foundation and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Link to Official Report 4 March 2008 (300KBpdf)

9 September 2008: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to the points made at the meeting and to the detailed letter from the petitioner. Link to Official Report 9 September 2008 (325KB pdf)

13 January 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 13 January 2009 (303KB pdf)

21 April 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking responses to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 21 April 2009 (302KB pdf)

8 September 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points. Link to Official Report 8 September 2009 (276KB pdf)

17 November 2009: he Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Environment to give oral evidence on the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 17 November 2009 (345KB pdf)

12 January 2010: The Committee took evidence from Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Environment and John Gray and Hugh Dignon, Species Management Team, Scottish Government and agreed to give further consideration to the petition at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 12 January 2010 (271KB pdf)

9 February 2010: The Committee agreed to suspend further consideration of the petition until the outcome of the snaring research currently being conducted by the Food and Environment Research Agency on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is published and to seek a further response from the Scottish Government to this. Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 (accessible HTML)  

26 October 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 26 October 2010 (605KB pdf)

8 February 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 (445KB pdf)

8 March 2011: The Committee agreed to write again to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs seeking an update on when the research carried out on the use and humaneness of snares in England and Wales will be published and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011 (601KB pdf)

1 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs seeking responses to specific points. Link to Official Report 1 November 2011 (442KB pdf)

24 January 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs. Link to Official Report 24 January 2012 (318KB pdf)

17 April 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish SCPA. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (473KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition.Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

12 September 2012: The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee considered its work programme and agreed to write to the Scottish Government and close the petition.

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