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.
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.