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Birds Of Prey

Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to eliminate illegal poisoning of birds of prey; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 23 April 1990]: Birds of prey are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The Nature Conservancy Council is presently reviewing the effectiveness of the legislation and expects to report this year. We shall consider its report and any recommendations for change most carefully.