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Gamebirds

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the welfare of gamebirds. (241709)

DEFRA has commissioned research on the use of bits and spectacles used in the rearing of gamebirds for sport shooting. The research report is currently being peer reviewed and will be published shortly.