§ Dr. SHIELS
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state separately, in respect of each species of wild bird protected by county order in Scotland, the number of county areas in which they are protected, either for the close season only or otherwise?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Stratford (Mr. Groves). That reply is generally applicable to the position in Scotland. If the hon. Member so desires, I shall be happy to send him copies of the exsiting Scottish Orders made under the Wild Birds Protection Acts.