A number of constituents have written to me regarding the welfare of grey squirrels.
All wild life deserves to be treated wherever possible in a kind and considered way. There are of course exceptions such as the eradication of vermin.
Careful consideration must be given around the grey squirrel. This non-native species has multiplied into large numbers throughout the UK and has driven out the smaller native red squirrel. Other species are also impacted such as ground nesting birds.