§ Mr. Hunter
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the work of the Wildlife Inspectorate.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I am aware that allegations have been made against a part-time voluntary inspector. I understand that these are being investigated by the police, who are receiving every co-operation from my Department. The investigation will not in any way hamper the very effective work done by the Wildlife Inspectorate in monitoring compliance with the provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.