HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c271W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many quarry licences for falconry were issued in 1985, 1986 and 1987 to date; and what quarry species were involved.

Mr. Moynihan

The number of quarry licences issued for falconry was:

1985 1986 1987
England and Wales 68 72 59

The quarry species involved have been blackbird, skylark, meadow pipit, lapwing, song thrush, black-headed gull, moorhen, fieldfare, redwing. I understand that the details in Scotland are:

1985 1986 1987
Scotland 3 3 5

involving song thrush, blackbird, skylark, and meadow pipit.