The Minister George Eustise replied to a question from Alex Cunningham MP over the huge level of non-compliance.
The Minister said “that the level of non-compliance was up to 70% in certain areas” This is misleading and does not relate to level of non-compliance.
The figure comes from the Compliance report carried out by the WWT and BASC between 2008-10, in the WWT survey of duck they said that 70% of the duck tested had lead in them.
This is not the level of non-compliance.
They could not prove where the duck where shot. The duck could have been shot in Northern Ireland or Scotland and sold in England. English shooter do not shoot enough duck to fill the market.
I have written to the Minister asking him to correct this mistake.