§ Mr. Onslow
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer of 19 June,Official Report, column 683, if he has yet obtained figures from his Ministry's north-east regional service centre regarding the number of licences for the killing or taking of cormorants in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Soames
I have now received the required details from the Ministry's north-east regional service centre. No applications have been received and no licences issued for the killing or taking of cormorants in this region in the last five years. The table provided in my previous reply therefore remains unchanged.
Year Applications received Licences issued 1987 6 3 1988 4 2 1989 3 2 1990 9 4 1991 8 3