Friday, 11 April 2014

GWCT Allerton Project praised in House of Commons

Our pioneering Allerton Project farm received warm praise in the House of Commons this week from Sir John Randall, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip during a debate about the state of British grasslands.

Sir John had visited the farm at Loddington the previous week and had this to say:

"We must be careful not just to point out what is wrong abroad. We have problems here. I am pleased to support wildlife trusts in their campaign to save our grasslands, which are rapidly disappearing, and support wide biodiversity. I was lucky a couple of weeks ago to visit a commercial farm in Leicestershire called the Allerton project, which is run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. I was impressed by the ability to show how a farm can be commercial, but also aware of its conservation and wildlife responsibilities. I recommend to any Member who has an interest and to officials of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who I know go there, to visit the project and look closely at it as it is doing very good work. I was shown around by Professor Chris Stoate, who impressed me with his knowledge and his love of the subject."

Last month Sir John had complimented our science when it came to discussing the issue of introducing a close season in the hunting of the brown hare.

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