Birds: Pest Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 13th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Crathorne Lord Crathorne Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government when Natural England expects to introduce new licences for bird control.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Secretary of State has taken over ultimate decision making powers for general licences relating to the purposes covered by the three revoked general licences. The Secretary of State will consider the present situation with intensity and urgency; his priority is getting this right. The Government has issued a call for evidence https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defra-launches-call-for-evidence-on-decision-to-revoke-general-licences to help our consideration of the issues of new general licences.

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