§ Mr. Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what have been the numbers of wild geese exports to Italy for the period from 1 September 1991 to 31 January 1992, inclusive; and if he will provide a breakdown by type of goose;
(2) how many licences for the export of wild geese have been issued since 31 January 1991; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 11 December 1992]: According to our records, three licences to export wild geese have been issued since 31 January 1991. Only one of these licences was issued in the peirod from 1 September 1991 to 31 January 1992. This licence allowed the export of 177 dead Greylag geese (Anser anser) to Italy.