The Lead Ammunition Group

A UK process for assessing and addressing the risks from lead ammunition


Following concerns about the impacts of lead ammunition on the health of wildlife and people consuming game shot with lead, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) set up the Lead Ammunition Group in 2010. This group of key stakeholders and experts were brought together to identify key risks and explore possible solutions, and to advise the government departments accordingly.

This site contains the background to the setting up of the Lead Ammunition Group, procedural matters, including minutes of the meetings, plus the outputs from the Group.

Recently added

Minutes of the 15th Lead Ammunition Group meeting
29 September 2015

Minutes of the 14th Lead Ammunition Group meeting
13 August 2015

Ministerial correspondence relating to the final Lead Ammunition Group report

Coming soon

Final Lead Ammunition Group Report including risk assessments and mitigation risk register