HC Deb 06 May 1969 vol 783 cc65-6W
82. Mr. Brooks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of those species of British wildlife which are protected; on what dates such protection was granted; and upon what criteria protection is granted by his regulations.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

The number of species protected is very large, but I am publishing in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the Acts under which protection is provided. My hon. Friend will find the lists of species in the Schedules attached to the Acts. There are several reasons for the protection afforded by these Acts, including prevention of poaching, conservation of the species, prevention of cruelty and protection of revenue. None of these Acts is within my right hon. Friend's responsibility and he does not make regulations for the protection of wildlife. Because of his responsibility for research councils, he does provide scientific advice where needed.

Following is the list:

Species (as listed in the Schedules to the Act) Protection Afforded By
Game (including hares) Night Poaching Act 1828.
Game Act 1831.
Night Poaching Act 1844.
Game Licences Act 1860.
Revenue (No. 2) Act 1861.
Poaching Prevention Act 1862.
Hares Preservation Act 1892.
Ground Game Act 1880 [and (Amendment) Act 1906].
Protection of Animals Act 1911.
Customs and Inland Revenue Act 1883.
Species (as listed in the Schedules to the Act) Protection Afforded By
Game Laws Amendment Act 1960.
Game (Scotland) Act 1772.
Partridges (Scotland) Act 1828.
Game (Scotland) Act 1832.
Night Poaching (Scotland) Act 1844.
Hares (Scotland) Act 1848.
Game Licences (Scotland) Act 1860.
Poaching Prevention (Scotland) Act 1862.
Game Law (Scotland) Amendment Act 1877.
Birds Protection of Birds Acts, 1954 to 1967.
Rabbits Night Poaching Act 1828.
Protection of Animals Act 1911.
Coney Game Licences Act 1860.
Deer Deer Act 1963.
Theft Act 1968, Schedule 1.
Deer (Scotland) Act 1959.
Deer (Scotland) Act 1967.
Grey Seals Grey Seals Protection Act 1932.
Salmon, Trout and Freshwater Fish. Tweed Fisheries Acts, 1857 and 1859.
Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Acts 1862 and 1868.
Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Acts 1923 to 1965.
Trout (Scotland) Act 1933.
Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951.
Theft Act 1968.
General Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962.
Animals (Cruel Poisons) Regulations 1963.
Protection of Animals Act 1911.
Pests Act 1954.