§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, pursuant to her answer of 24 January,Official Report, column 251, what method is used to kill geese in the royal parks; and at what time of the day the geese are killed. 
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 12 February 1996]: Responsibility for the subject of this question has been delegated to the Royal Parks Agency under its chief executive, Mr. David Welch. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from David Welch to Mr. Tony Banks, dated 19 February 1996:Rt Hon lain Sproat, Minister of State for National Heritage, has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the method used to kill geese in the Royal Parks and the time of day when they are killed.The geese are shot by the Agency's marksmen, in daylight, during the early hours of the morning.