3. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any skins or plumage of birds prohibited from import under the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, 1921, have been seized by the customs during the months from October to the end of December, 1926; and, if so, what were the species of skins and the approximate number in each case?
§ Mr. R. McNEILL
As the answer is long, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate in in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following is a list of birds the plumage of which was illegally imported and was confiscated by the Customs Authorities under the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, 1921, during the period 1st October, 1926, to 31st December, 1926, together with the approximate amount of plumage involved in each case:1553
§ Name of bird and approximate amount of plumage.
- Bosun Bird.—20 feathers.
- Bird of Paradise.—2 skins, 1 tail, 4 millinery mounts.
- Egret.—2,621 feathers, 2 millinery mounts.
- Finch.—1 skin.
- Grebe.—4 necklets, 1 dress trimming.
- Hawk.—3 skins.
- Heron.—6 millinery mounts.
- Kea.—1 wing.
- Owl.—5 skins.
- Peacock.—118 feathers, 6 fans.
- Parrot.—22 wings, 42 feathers, 3 millinery mounts.
- Pheasant, Reeves.—6 feathers.
- Pheasant, Blood.—1 skin.
- Pheasant, Argus.—120 feathers.
§ In addition to the above, 4 parcels containing in all 38 skins, 4 wings and 16 feathers not identified, but within the prohibition, were seized.