HC Deb 12 April 1877 vol 233 cc986-7

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the increasing sale of winged game during the breeding season of the year; and, whether Her Majesty's Govern- ment will consider the desirability of fixing a definite period in the year during which no birds (of particular species) may be exposed for sale, or of other legislation with a view to avoid the total loss of so much valuable food?


in reply, said, that no representation had been made to the Home Office with regard to the sale of winged game in the breeding season in any way. How far it was possible to extend the law relating to certain game to other birds than those now under the Wild. Fowls Act it was difficult to say. A great quantity of these birds came from abroad, and with their sale it was not necessary to interfere. The matter was certainly worthy of consideration, and. he should take care it received it.