To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many silver foxes have been imported into the UK from other EU countries in the last five years; and under what regulatory regime those foxes were imported.
29 November 2018
Foxes would be imported into Great Britain under one of two regulations:
- The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974 (as amended) (RIO).
- Council Directive 92/65/EEC
The Animal and Plant Health Agency are required to issue an import licence for foxes imported under the Rabies Importation Order or a Quarantine Waiver under Council Directive 92/65/EEC. APHA have not issued any licences or waivers under the two aforementioned regulations for the period 2015 – 2018.