HC Deb 17 March 1997 vol 292 c453W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the effect on other life forms and the environment of the reported increase in the number of albino frogs. [20546]

Mr. Clappison

English Nature, the Government's scientific advisers on nature conservation issues, advises that albinism is highly unlikely to have any impact whatsoever on other life forms or the environment. The only effect that it may have is that for a short while predators on frogs may have an easier time in locating their prey. I am satisfied that, at this time, this issue is not of any conservation significance.