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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 37817, tabled on 23 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many kittens and cats entered the UK under the EU Pet Travel Scheme in (a) 2015 and (b) each previous year since that scheme's introduction.

Answered on

31 May 2016

The number of pet cats entering Great Britain from January 2004 to December 2015 under the EU Pet Travel Scheme is detailed below.

Year

Total

2004

7314

2005

8544

2006

9450

2007

9935

2008

11643

2009

6789

2010

7870

2011

8280

2012

14601

2013

14147

2014

15081

2015

21404

Kittens which are old enough to meet the requirements for the scheme will be included in these figures.

The statistics are provided by the carriers transporting pet animals on approved routes into Great Britain.