HC Deb 21 June 1872 vol 212 cc80-1

Order for Committee read.

MR. AUBERON HERBERT moved an Instruction to the Committee to extend the operation of the Bill during the breeding season to other wild birds. In support of his Motion the hon. Member exhibited a piece of the bark of a tree in Kensington Gardens, which he said had been destroyed by a species of beetle which was known to have destroyed many of the finest elms in the country, and the natural enemies of those beetles were the birds whom he sought to protect.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That it be an Instruction to the Committee that they have power to extend the protection given under the Bill to Wildfowl during the breeding season, to other wild birds."—(Mr. Auberon Herbert.)


objected to an extension of the Bill as likely to prevent its passing this Session.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 20; Noes 15: Majority 5.

Bill considered in Committee, and reported; as amended, to be considered upon Friday next, and to be printed. [Bill 205.]