§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what efforts he is making to strengthen EEC regulations on the slaughter of migrating birds in Italy.
§ Mr. Trippier
Member states are already required to protect migratory birds by EC directive 79/409 EEC on the conservation of wild birds. It is the responsibility of the EC Commission to ensure that effective measures have been taken to comply with the terms of the directive.