HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 c382W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to introduce legislation to strengthen the penalties for people convicted of shooting animal life with crossbows, guns or pistols; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

No. The Wildlife and Countryside Bill, however, as amended in another place, would impose fresh prohibitions on certain methods of killing wild mammals.

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