Shooting and Conservation APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

Official Page

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. 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

2. 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
- View source

Found: for Shooting and ConservationWritten evidence submitted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation  The

3. Chairman of Natural England speaks at the Game Fair
27/07/2018 - Natural England
- View source

Found: Fair Andrew Sells welcomed efforts by the shooting community to safeguard and conserve hundreds of

4. Recognition of work carried out by gamekeepers in conservation
14/01/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: this House notes with gratitude the tremendous conservation that is carried out by gamekeepers; further

5. Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 July 2018
20/07/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: Firearms, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation; Christopher Graffius, Executive Director

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Shooting and Conservation

1. 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

2. 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

3. Driven Grouse Shooting
31/10/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petitions 125003 and 164851 relating to driven grouse shooting.It is a joy and great pleasure to serve - Speech Link

4. 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

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Shooting and Conservation
1. Bees: Conservation
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
04/06/2020
... and (2) role they play in the process of pollination; and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the beekeeping sector.

2. Energy: Conservation
asked by: Afzal Khan
10/07/2020
... what steps he is taking to ensure the energy regulatory framework supports (a) Greater Manchester’s 2038 carbon-neutral target and (b) distribution network operators’ net zero innovation plans; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on consumers’ (i) willingness and (ii) ability to pay for energy efficiency improvements through their energy bills.

3. Water: Conservation
asked by: Luke Pollard
22/07/2020
... Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of funding water efficiency measures prior to the announcement of £2 billion to support homeowners and landlords in making their homes more energy-efficient in 2020-21 in the Chancellor's Plan for Jobs.

4. Nature Conservation
asked by: Bim Afolami
20/07/2020
... what steps he is taking to help ensure that the UK is a global leader in policy advocacy for the conservation of nature.

5. Nature Conservation
asked by: Olivia Blake
16/07/2020
... what statutory powers require local authorities to implement the recommendations in nature recovery strategies.

Latest Questions
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
Mark Tami Portrait
Mark Tami
Co-Vice Chair
Labour - Alyn and Deeside
Joined: 24th February 2020
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 , Listed Properties
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
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