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Game: Gun Sports

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on gamebird shooting; and if he will make a statement. (246329)

The Government's policies towards the game bird industry are consistent with the 2005 rural manifesto which stated that

“We will work with the relevant bodies to ensure that country sports are protected while ensuring high standards of environment protection, animal welfare and safety”.

We have no plans to restrict the sport of shooting.