HC Deb 10 March 1924 vol 170 cc1954-5W

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he can give any statement with regard to the bird sanctuaries in the public parks, etc.; whether these sanctuaries have been in every way successful; and what is being done, if possible, to add further to their number and so bring the best variety of British birds into the Metropolitan area?


A Committee was appointed early in 1922 to consider the improvement of two existing sanctuaries in Richmond Park and the creation of sanctuaries in all the Royal Parks. Their Report was published in November of that year. A further Report showing progress made to date has been prepared and will shortly be published in the Press. The results have been very satisfactory and steadily progressive; 32 different 6pecies of birds have been seen in the various sanctuaries last year. A generous donor, who desires to remain anonymous, has given £50 towards the movement, and this has been spent on nesting boxes, feeding hoppers and shrubs attractive to birds.