HC Deb 04 April 1963 vol 675 cc55-6W
39. Mr. Diamond

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now reached a conclusion as to the action he will take in relation to the Wild Birds (Eggs of Common Birds) Order, 1955, so as to protect various harmless species of birds before the breeding season is further advanced.

Mr. Brooke

I am disposed to accept the advice I have just received from my Advisory Committee that the existing order should be revoked as an emergency measure; but before I can take a final decision I am required by statute to give local authorities and other persons affected an opportunity to submit objections or representations. This I am doing as a matter of urgency.