Shooting and Conservation APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To inform parliamentarians and to act as a forum for the exchange of views on shooting and conservation.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Shooting and Conservation

1. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: for Shooting and ConservationWritten evidence submitted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation  The

2. Do not ban grouse shooting
16/08/2019 - Petitions

Found: Grouse shooting is far more than just shooting, the work that goes into land management is huge and it

3. Chairman of Natural England speaks at the Game Fair
27/07/2018 - Natural England
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Found: Fair Andrew Sells welcomed efforts by the shooting community to safeguard and conserve hundreds of

4. MP_Financial_Information object (12578)
01/09/2020 - MP Financial Interests

Found: On 17 July 2020, I accepted a morning of clay shooting and lunch at Holland and Holland, Northwood, from

5. MP_Financial_Information object (15067)
26/07/2021 - MP Financial Interests

Found: Name of donor: British Association of Shooting and Conservation
Address of donor: Marford Mill, Rossett

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Shooting and Conservation

1. Grouse Shooting
21/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Committee and Chris Packham, on driven grouse shooting, reported to the House on 23 June 2020, HC 546 - Speech Link
2: considered e-petition 266770, relating to grouse shooting.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

2. Moorland Burning
18/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: consequence of under-resourcing and underfunding conservation—yet another devastating consequence of the last - Speech Link
2: wildlife, and economic activity such as grouse shooting and sheep farming, need.I say to the Minister - Speech Link
3: largely undertaken by those involved in the grouse shooting industry to engineer grouse breeding habitats - Speech Link

3. Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021
18/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: their original native state, thereby improving conservation and reaping the huge benefits that could have - Speech Link
2: Some of them are managed fires on the grouse-shooting estates. Others are unmanaged fires caused by - Speech Link
3: Government have come under pressure from the grouse-shooting industry or, indeed, from landowners, to limit - Speech Link

4. Trophy Hunting Imports
02/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: persuade them that it is being done in the name of conservation. That is simply a lie. It is a heinous activity - Speech Link
2: institutions, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the European Parliament and the convention - Speech Link
3: prepare for her family to eat.As for conservation, we believe the land has to be looked after - Speech Link

5. Trophy Hunting
15/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: them.On a personal level, I believe that shooting beautiful endangered wild animals purely for sport - Speech Link
2: this—to separate the moral arguments from the conservation arguments. Morally, the issue is largely black - Speech Link
3: congratulate the hon. Gentleman for what he does on conservation work across the world. We are much indebted - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Shooting and Conservation
1. Nature Conservation
asked by: Caroline Lucas
17/11/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on job creation of investment in nature restoration in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

2. Deer: Conservation
asked by: Jim Shannon
29/10/2020
... what steps he is taking to manage the risk posed by sika deer to red deer.

3. Nature Conservation
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
28/09/2020
... and (2) to work with other nations and international organisations to implement worldwide measures to protect species at risk of extinction.

4. Nature Conservation
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
15/01/2021
... what progress has been made on the UN’s Leaders Pledge for Nature of September 2020.

5. Energy: Conservation
asked by: Alan Brown
11/12/2020
... whether he has had discussions with stakeholders on classifying energy efficiency programmes as part of a National Infrastructure Priority.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 29th September 2015
2 APPG Memberships
China , North Korea
Lord Cunningham of Felling Portrait
Lord Cunningham of Felling
Co-Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Dear Portrait
Lord Dear
Secretary
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Explosive Threats , Republic of Iraq
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5147.

Email: cliftonbrowng@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jak Abrahams, British Association for Shooting and Conservation

Email: jak.abrahams@basc.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jan 2021
Source
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2021 To : 20/01/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
3 Mar 2020
Source
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Dinner
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
8 Jun 2018
Source
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Annual dinner
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
6 Dec 2016
Source
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Annual dinner held on 6 December 2016
Value
£1,501
Date
13 Sep 2016
Source
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/09/2016 To : 12/09/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
8 Dec 2015
Source
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Annual dinner held on 8 December 2015
Value
£1,501
Date
2 Jun 2015
Source
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Description
Secretariat   From : 02/06/2015 To : 01/06/2016
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Shooting and Conservation APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gavin Shuker Portrait
Gavin Shuker
Co-Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Luton South
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
2 APPG Memberships
China , North Korea
Danny Kinahan Portrait
Danny Kinahan
Co-Treasurer
Ulster Unionist Party - Former Member for South Antrim
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Calum Kerr Portrait
Calum Kerr
Co-Treasurer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships