HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 c747W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to whom the single licences were issued in 1990, 1991 and 1992 for the killing of a total of 3,332 herring gulls; and what reasons were given for the application.

Mr. Soames

[holding answer 1 March 1994]:. These licences were issued to a council in Yorkshire to remove eggs, nests and adult birds for the purposes of preserving public health.

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