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Deer (Close Seasons) Committee Report

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received and considered the Report of the Deer (Close Seasons) Committee,

I have received a report signed by the majority of the committee and a separate report signed by a minority of three members. These reports are being published today as a Command Paper. In view of the considerable differences of opinion disclosed in these reports, I have come to the conclusion regretfully that the introduction of legislation at the present time would achieve no satisfactory result.