§ 47. Mr. Kimball
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that dressed grain falls within the meaning of poisoned or stupefying bait so as to make its deliberate use for the purpose of causing injury to birds an offence under Section 5 of the Protection of Birds Act, 1954, notwithstanding that the dressing is a substance which may be lawfully used for dressing grain; and if he will take steps to amend the the Act in the light of this.
§ Mr. Soames
I understand that the legal position is as my hon. Friend states, so his point is met without the need for amending legislation.