The Home Office will provide specific funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit of £136,000 for 2013-14.
This is good news. And some of the credit must go to all those who contacted their MPs on this issue. And some credit must go to those MPs who responded by signing EDM 603 and by raising the matter in other ways.
Some credit, too, must go to the Government, particularly the Home Office, for making the right decision over this rather small amount of money (in the big scheme of things).
But it’s a strange system of funding that goes from year to year and is split between several funders so that the jigsaw has to be assembled every year.