HC Deb 25 May 1977 vol 932 c493W
4. Sir John Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied that there are adequate safeguards to protect the nests of rare birds in Scotland being plundered by thieves.

Mr. Harry Ewing

Rare birds, their nests and eggs are specially protected under the Protection of Birds Acts, and, given the remoteness of-many of the nesting sites, I am satisfied that as much as possible is being done by the official and voluntary agencies concerned to ensure that the safeguards provided by the law are effective.

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