§ 89. Colonel BURN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he will immediately consider the advisability of introducing a short Bill under the Ten-minute Rule making it legal to gather seagulls eggs in order that they may be used for food?
I will confer with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary as to the desirability of modifying the Wild Birds Protection Act in the direction indicated. I may, perhaps, add that a great many seagulls' eggs are at present sold on the London and other markets under the name of plovers' eggs.
§ Colonel BURN
Will my hon. Friend attend to this at once, because the season for gathering seagulls eggs is only short and will soon be over?
§ Sir S. COLLINS
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman take steps to prosecute those that cause that deception?