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Bird Sanctuaries, Royal Parks

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Works if he is taking steps to restore bird sanctuaries in the Royal Parks and to appoint bird observers.

Yes, Sir. I have reconstituted the Committee on Bird Sanctuaries in the Royal Parks, and I am considering suggestions made by the London Natural History Society for observers. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT the membership of the Committee.

Can the Minister assure the House that these bird observers will keep an eye on the activities of the green woodpecker?

Is the Minister aware that I knew that this Question would inevitably cause something of a flutter?

The Committee will consist of the following members:

  • Sir Cyril Hurcomb, G.C.B., K.B.E., Chairman.
  • Mr. Collenette, F.R.G.S., F.R.E.S.
  • Mr. C. Carmichael Low, M.D., F.R.C. P.
  • Mr. E. M. Nicholson.
  • Mr. Philips Price, F.R.G.S., M.P.

Major I. K. B. Hobkirk, the Bailiff of the Royal Parks, will act as Secretary of the Committee for the time being.