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Bird Scarers

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL1959, tabled on 12 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued any guidance to farmers on the use of bird scarers to protect crops; and if so what.

Answered on

24 October 2017

This Government has not issued any guidance to farmers on the use of bird scarers. In consultation with Defra, the NFU has produced a voluntary Code of Practice for minimising noise nuisance from auditory bird scarers, which I will place in the Library, available at: https://www.nfuonline.com/sectors/crops/crops-news/download-our-bird-scarers-code-of-practice/. Noise nuisance can be covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and is enforced by local authorities.