§ Mr. Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater)
This is a petition from 431 Bridgwater constituents about the heinous geese snaffler of Bridgwater.
The petition declares:
That two geese, belonging to nobody but adopted by the whole community of Bridgwater, which have lived and nested happily on the banks of the River Parrett for twenty three years, have been removed by some thoughtless fool; that whoever has taken the geese has kept them, probably for his Christmas dinner; that the police and the RSPCA have identified a suspect; that the community of Bridgwater would like to see the geese returned to their rightful home.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to urge the police and RSPCA in Bridgwater to take action to return the geese.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
§ To lie upon the Table.