HC Deb 10 December 1953 vol 521 c257W
27. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the diminishing wild duck population, he will take powers to limit the operating season to say 10 weeks in any one year for any decoy on which say over 500 ducks are annually taken in nets or traps.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

This would require legislation. It is open to my hon. Friend to propose a suitable amendment to the Protection of Birds Bill which is now before the House.