§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if the police were consulted over changes to the bird registration system.
(2) if the police have been included in consultation over the deregulation of wildlife sales control.
§ Sir Paul Beresford
Yes. My Department consulted the police when the review started, and subsequently when our proposals to reduce the scope of the bird registration system were announced. The police have agreed to participate in an official level working group which will be reviewing the enforcement of sales and related controls.