HL Deb 28 July 1977 vol 386 cc1203-4WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many otters are known to have been killed or taken in England and Wales (a) as a crop, and (b) for sport in the years 1975 to 1977 in the period up to 10th June in each year respectively.

Baroness STEDMAN

I regret that figures of this kind are not available. I would, however, refer to the noble Lord to the Answer I gave to him on 27th April, and to the infomation contained in the recently published Report of the Joint Otter Group of the Nature Conservancy Council and the Society for the Promotion of Nature Conservation.