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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04341: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 31 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on inviting the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee to consider the Scottish Natural Heritage review of gamebird hunting and its implications for helping to develop more sustainable and better regulated systems of gamebird hunting and reduce wildlife crime, and to consider conducting an inquiry into how such a system might operate.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 8 November 2016

The report of the desk-based review of game bird hunting in selected other countries will be considered by the Scottish Government when it is formally submitted by Scottish Natural Heritage. Any decisions on next steps will be taken in the light of that consideration. It is a matter for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee to decide whether to consider the report of the review as part of its programme of work.