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Goosanders Killed Under Licence

Volume 448: debated on Monday 20 February 1984

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many goosanders have been killed under licence in Scotland since the passing of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, in what localities, and how many individuals currently hold licences to kill these species.

In the period between implementation of Part I of the Act and the end of 1983 licensees reported the shooting of 42 goosanders in Grampian Region, 37 in Highland Region, 111 in Tayside Region, 116 in Borders Region and 41 in Dumfries and Galloway.Only one licence has been issued in 1984 and it expires this month. Licences issued in 1983 have expired.