§ 69. Sir N. Grattan-Doyle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the complexity of the law relating to the protection of wild birds; and whether, with a view to the simplification and the co-ordination of the provisions contained in county and county borough Acts on the subject, he will appoint a Departmental Committee of inquiry?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
My right hon. Friend's attention has been called to the need for revision of the Wild Birds Protection Acts and the matter is under consideration. My right hon. Friend is in touch with representative ornithologists, but he does not think that a Departmental inquiry would be useful in present circumstances.