Pheasants: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th May 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pheasant (a) eggs for hatching and (b) live birds were imported into England from each (a) EU country and (b) third country in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The number of pheasant hatching eggs and live birds imported into England from the EU in 2018 was:

Country of OriginTotal
Hatching EggsFrance13,070,875
Poland1,211,480
Portugal15,000
Spain943,620
Hatching Eggs Total15,240,975
Live BirdsBelgium12,000
France5,943,220
Live Birds Total5,955,220

The number of pheasant hatching eggs and live birds imported into the UK from third countries in 2018 was:

Hatching eggs – 91,560

Live birds – 5,250

All imports were from the USA.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency is not able to determine how many of the above imports from third countries were imported into England.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.