§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will raise the subject of the trade in caught wild birds at the EC Environment Council on 9 December; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Baldry
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe) on 1 November 1991,Official Report, column 391. The EC Environment Council meeting has now been deferred until 12 and 13 December.