206470 - Fly-grazing (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the amount spent by her Department on tackling fly-grazing.

George Eustice

No such estimate has been made. Defra encourages local authorities to use a coordinated approach with the police, landowners, farmers and animal welfare charities to identify owners of fly-grazing horses and to use the available legislation to tackle the issue.