HC Deb 22 January 1997 vol 288 c654W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimates he has made, for each wild bird species affected by the Sea Empress disaster, of the total number of birds killed, indicating in each case the number as a percentage of the estimated population in the area affected. [11348]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under Secretary on 25 April 1996,Official Report, columns 268–69. There are no significant changes in the number known to have been killed since then, although I am advised that a survey of the common scoter sea duck has suggested a substantially decreased number of the species from last winter.

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