HC Deb 14 April 1927 vol 205 cc558-9W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the number of species and the approximate amount of plumage illegally imported and confiscated by the customs authorities, under the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, 1921, during the period between 1st January and 31st March, 1927?


The following is a list of birds, the plumage of which was illegally imported and was confiscated by the customs authorities under the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition)

Name of Bird. Approximate Amount. Name of Bird. Approximate Amount.
Bird of Paradise 8millinery mounts. Owl 3 skins.
Budgerigar 2 skins. Penguin 1 skin.
Cockatoo 1 feather fan. Peacock 146 single feathers
Eagle 6 feathers. 11 fans.
Egret 14 millinery mounts. 5 millinery mounts.
3wings. 1 mechanical made-up bird.
93 single feathers.
Glossy Starling 2 millinery mounts. Pelican 2 single feathers.
Hawk 2 wings. Parrot 4wings.
Heron 2 millinery mounts. 1 tail.
Heron, white 2 skins. 56 single feathers.
Hummiug Bird 2 imitation singing birds. 1skin.
Ibis, scarlet 1 wing. Stork 2 single feathers.
Jungle Cock 24 single feathers. Teal, Baikal 400 single feathers.
Kingfisher 7 brooches, comprising small amount of plumage.

In addition to the above, 8 parcels containing plumage not identified, but within the prohibition, were seized.