§ Mr. Bill Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to prevent the continuing decline of red grouse numbers on Scotland's moors; and if he will make a statement
§ Mr. Ancram
The Game Acts give protection to the red grouse, among other game birds, by prohibiting the killing of game during the close season. I have not received any representations about the red grouse population which would cause me to seek to amend this legislation.