HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 cc350-1
24. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Home Secretary the purpose of the Wild Birds Protection (Administrative County of Devon) Order, No. 889, dated 16th June, 1943; and when did it come into operation?

Mr. H. Morrison

The primary purpose of the Order in question which came into operation on 16th June, 1943, was to continue an existing provision in the Devon Order. Opportunity was taken at the same time to revise and simplify the form and drafting of the Order of 1940.

Mr. Wakefield

While I thank the Minister for his reply, could he say why the Order is limited only to Devon?

Mr. Morrison

It is the common practice for these Orders to apply to counties. The Acts of Parliament concerned are the Wild Birds Protection Acts, 1880 to 1939. I expect there is some special local circumstance.

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