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Wild Birds (Imports)

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the cruelty involved in the importing of more than half a million wild birds into the United Kingdom annually, whether he will seek powers to impose greater control on this trade.

We shall study the report published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds about this matter before deciding whether it would be appropriate to use the powers that already exist under the Protection of Birds Act 1954 further to control the import of wild birds.