HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c596W
Sir Cranley Onslow

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many applications her Department has received in the last 12 months for licences to control cormorant numbers on English fisheries; and how many of these have been approved.

Mr. Soames

[holding answer 13 December 1993]: From 1 December 1992 to 30 November 1993, 49 applications for licences to shoot cormorants were received and 23 licences were granted.