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Hunting: Cheshire

Question for Home Office

UIN 121711, tabled on 9 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the extent of illegal foxhunting in Cheshire; and what steps her Department is taking to prevent illegal foxhunting in that county.

Answered on

15 January 2018

The enforcement of the Hunting Act is an operational matter for the police. This is in line with their duties to keep the peace, protect communities and prevent the commission of offences, working within the provisions of the legal framework set by Parliament.

It is for individual Chief Constables to determine how their resources are deployed and it is for locally elected PCCs to hold their forces to account, including on how they tackle the crimes that matter most to residents and businesses in rural and urban areas alike.

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Home Office
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