HC Deb 17 March 1960 vol 619 c1467
31. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Her Majesty's Government failed to ratify the 1950 International Convention for the Protection of Birds.

Mr. Vosper

Because the Protection of Birds Act, 1954, differs in several respects from the requirements of the Convention.

Lady Tweedsmuir

Will my right hon. Friend publish in HANSARD the full discrepancies, for it would be very interesting to read them?

Mr. Vosper

I will consider whether that can be done. They are quite extensive and they concern particularly the protection of eggs.