HC Deb 25 March 1991 vol 188 c338W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he is giving to the International Council for Bird Preservation and RSPB reports on the Gulf birds.

Mr. Baldry

[holding answer 21 March 1991]: As I indicated to the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) on 15 March at column 1392, I very much welcome the initiative taken by the International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP) in sending two experts to the Gulf earlier this month.

The ICBP has now prepared a proposal for further work to survey the spring migration in the Gulf in April and May. We have been interested to see this and will consider it carefully and I understand that ICBP has discussed the proposal with the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development in Saudi Arabia.