To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions were made relating to offences committed under the Hunting Act 2004 in the last two years for which figures are available.
2 May 2018
The Home Office does not centrally hold the information requested.
The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests for notifiable offences on a financial year basis. The Home Office collects and publishes these data at the offence group level, for example, ‘Sexual offences’ or ‘Miscellaneous crimes against society’. More detailed information on the specific offence or the Act under which the individual is arrested is not collected.
Data on the number of arrests are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales
Information on convictions is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.