Game: Special Protection Areas

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 21 June 2023.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her decision to withdraw GL43 licences from special protection areas, what steps she is taking to protect common pheasants and red-legged partridges (a) in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and (b) generally.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Whilst birds are under the control of an individual whether on a permanent or temporary basis (including common pheasants and red-legged partridge), they are protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

We are unable to comment on individual constituencies.

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