§ Sir R. NEWMAN
asked the Home Secretary the names of the county and borough authorities which are using their powers under the Wild Birds Protection Acts to give protection to herons, either for the close season, for an extended close season, or for all the year?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I believe the following list to be correct, but there has not been time, since the question appeared on the Paper, to verify it completely.
COUNTIES AND COUNTY BOROUGHS (ENGLAND AND WALES) WHERE THE COMMON HERON IS PROTECTED. Bird added to Schedule. Counties. Chester. Suffolk, West. Isle of Wight. Sussex, East. Hertford. Sussex, West. Huntingdon. Westmorland. Kent. Wiltshire. Lancaster. Worcester. Northampton. Yorks, East Riding. Northampton Soke of Peterborough. Yorks,West Riding. Rutland. Yorks, North Riding. Stafford. Suffolk, East. Cardigan.
County Boroughs. Barnsley. Leeds. Barrow-in- Northampton. Furness. Portsmouth. Blackburn. Rochdale. Burton-on-Trent. Southport. Chester. Stockport. Eastbourne. Wakefield. Halifax. Wallasey. Ipswich. Warrington.
Special or Extension of Close Time.
Northampton Soke of Peterborough.
Protected all year. Counties. Chester. Sussex, West. Derby. Westmorland. Isle of Wight. Yorks, West Biding. Huntingdon. Middlesex. Cardigan. Monmouth. Denbigh. Sussex, East. County Boroughs. Barnsley. Portsmouth. Chester. Sheffield. Eastbourne. Stockport. Halifax Wakefield. Leeds Wallasey. Newport (Mon.).