Date lodged: 11 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish SPCA regarding increasing the charity's powers to investigate wildlife crime.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 19 January 2017
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-02307 on 15 September 2016. The then Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, met the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) on 25 February 2016. Officials had further discussions with SSPCA representatives in March 2016 but no formal discussions have been held since then.
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