Richard Benyon – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Richard Benyon on 2014-03-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Declaration of the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, what consideration her Department has given to ensuring that wildlife crime offences are made recordable offences.

Norman Baker

Offences relating to the illegal purchase and sale of the world’s most highly endangered species are already included in the Home Office Counting Rules for police recorded crime, with the specific crime recording code of 99/3. This includes the illegal trade in iconic species such as elephants, rhinoceroses and tigers, which provided the focus to the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.