HL Deb 06 May 1999 vol 600 c106WA
The Earl of Haddington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list all research completed on the efficacy of, and comparisons between (a) lead shot, (b) steel shot and (c) bismuth shot as used or proposed for use in shotgun cartridges or for fishing line weights for use by anglers; and whether they will place copies of all such research in the Library of the House. [HL2154]

Lord Whitty

The Government part-funded a ballistics testing facility, developed by the University College, London from 1993–96. The objective was to assist the development and evaluation of non-toxic shot, and to provide the shooting community with guidelines for judging alternative shot types.

In addition, Cranfield University, funded by the Government, designed a computer program in order to provide a comprehensive predictive model of the effectiveness of differing shot types against wildfowl.

Copies of both these reports will be placed in the Library of the House.

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