Grouse Moors

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

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse is of subsidies for grouse moor management; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those subsidies on the economy.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government does not make subsidies available specifically for grouse moor management, although such land may qualify for Basic Payment Scheme payments and environmental schemes.

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