HC Deb 25 July 1988 vol 138 c47W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what was the total amount of fines levied against persons found guilty of stealing the eggs and young of British birds of prey for the last year in which figures are available;

(2) how many successful prosecutions were brought against persons wilfully stealing eggs or young and disturbing the nests of British birds of prey, during the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The information available which may be incomplete and which does not distinguish between British birds of prey and other wild birds, show 89 convictions in 1986 under section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Of these, 79 resulted in fines totalling £6,217 being imposed.