HC Deb 14 June 1876 vol 229 c1884

Order for Third Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."—(Mr. Chaplin.)


said, he had no objection to the preservation of the birds named in the Bill, chiefly aquatic birds, but objected to the means provided for carrying out this object. The Bill gave objectionable powers to gamekeepers and game preservers. It would also, as now framed, be of no practical value, and would, like the Small Birds Preservation Act, be enforced chiefly against poor people, while proprietors and others escaped. And it being a quarter of an hour before Six of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned till To-morrow.