§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department ' whether he will take steps to tighten regulations governing importation of foreign birds into Great Britain to avoid ill treatment and suffering.
§ Miss Bacon
As regards the carriage of birds by air, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aviation to the hon. Members for Plymouth, Devonport (Dame Joan Vickers) and Gillingham (Mr. Burden) on 11th May. I have no information to suggest that importation of birds by other means calls for review.