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Primate Licences

Requested on
Mon 21st February, 2011
Reference
FOI 1208
Resolution
Information provided

Question

As of 1 February 2011:
1) How many DWA licenses are issued in your area?
2) How many of these licenses are issued for primates (monkeys, apes or prosimians such as lemurs)?
3) What is the cost of obtaining a DWA license in your area?
4) What is the cost of renewing a DWA license in your area?
5) In April 2010, Defra’s Code of Practice for the Welfare of Privately Kept Non-Human Primates came into force. When inspecting properties for licensing or renewal, are the requirements laid out in this Code taken into consideration?
6) Are there any breeders or dealers of primates licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951 in your area?
If there are any primates licensed in your area, please provide the following additional information:
For each license issued for a primate / primates, please provide the following information:
a) How many individuals and of what species (please provide Latin name: i.e. Cebus apella) are covered?
b) Is the license issued for specific individuals or for a set number of any given species (i.e. if a licensed monkey dies, may the owner replace the monkey with another of the same species without applying for a new license)?
c) Is there a restriction placed on breeding? If not, does the license automatically cover the offspring?
d) What is the age and sex of each licensed primate?
e) Where were the primate / primates obtained?

Answer

1) How many DWA licenses are issued in your area?
Nil at present
2) How many of these licenses are issued for primates?
N/A
3) What is the cost of obtaining a DWA license in your area?
£110.50
4) What is the cost of renewing a DWA license in your area? 
£110.50
5) In April 2010, Defra’s Code of Practice for the Welfare of Privately Kept Non-Human Primates came into force.  When inspecting properties for licensing or renewal, are the requirements laid out in this Code taken into consideration?
No inspections taken place
6) Are there any breeders or dealers of primates licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951 in your area?
No

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