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Bath MP Don Foster says gull research bid 'has failed'

August 5, 2023 by admin in News

An MP says he has failed to convince the government to pay for research into problems caused by urban gulls.

Liberal Democrat Don Foster had called for ministers to take the threat of growing gull numbers seriously.

The Bath MP said there were well over 1,000 pairs of breeding gulls in the city and strategies to control the numbers were not working.

“The truth is that so far I have failed to persuade the government to take the issue seriously,” he said.

“It is a really serious problem for many people in my constituency of Bath and many other places around the country.

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