Birds

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statistics his Department collects on the species for which general licences for killing or taking birds are issued.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Users of general licences are not required to submit a report of action taken under these licences so there are no statistics for the number of birds killed each year.

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