HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c280W
Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what studies her Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the economic damage caused by the deer population to forestry. [80830]

Mr. Morley

The Forestry Commission has not recently commissioned any work on the economic implications of deer. It has however undertaken various related studies, such as an assessment of wildlife damage in forests and a review of damage by mammals in north temperate forests.