HC Deb 16 July 1872 vol 212 cc1297-8

Bill, as amended, considered.

Clause 2 (Season during which wild fowl shall not be killed).

MR. STAPLETON moved to add to the clause a proviso that every summons issued under the Act should specify the character of wild bird in respect of which the alleged offence had been committed.

Amendment agreed to.

MR. MONK moved the insertion of the word "skylark" in the schedule. That delightful song-bird was regarded as game in France and other foreign countries, and protected during the breeding season.

Amendment proposed, in page 3, in the Schedule, after the word "siskin," to insert the word "skylark."—(Mr. Monk.)


opposed the Motion. The schedule had been carefully considered by Gentlemen who thoroughly understood the subject, and their opinion was that the skylark should be excluded from the schedule.


, though fond of larks, trusted the House would reject the Amendment.


said, there had been a kind of compromise among the Members of the Committee, who found it impossible to admit into the schedule birds of a doubtful character. He hoped the Amendment would be withdrawn.

Question, "That the word 'skylark' be there inserted," put, and negatived.

Bill to be read the third time To-morrow.