HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 cc658-9W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to safeguard the natural habitat of red kites and golden plovers in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [64706]

Mr. Paul Murphy

This is primarily a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.

In line with EC Directive (79/409/EEC) on the Conservation of Wild Birds, the Assembly is taking appropriate steps to preserve, maintain or re-establish a sufficient diversity and area of habitats for all species of naturally occurring birds.