HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c701W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department and its predecessors have spent on country sports, broken down by category, in each of the last 10 years. [67252]

Alun Michael

The Department has no provision in its budgets for promoting country sports. Further, I am not aware of any such spending on country sports in respect of MAFF and the parts of the Home Office which came into DEFRA before June 2001.

With colleagues, I shall do what I can to promote sport in general in rural areas, including fishing and shooting as well as a variety of other sports.

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