Date lodged: 5 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the First Minister’s statement on the Programme for Government on 4 September 2018, and in light of the Bonomy Review and recommendations of 2016 on the efficacy of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, whether it considers that the only solution is to ban fox hunting outright.
Answered by: Mairi Gougeon 21 September 2018
Almost 20,000 people responded to our consultation on Lord Bonomy’s recommendations, and the analysis of those responses was published just before the summer recess. At that point, I was appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment. Since then, I have been considering all the issues, and I have met a number of key organisations and individuals. I hope to be in a position to announce the Scottish Government’s response to the consultation soon.