HC Deb 16 January 1996 vol 269 c488W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current situation in respect of the ruddy duck; and if he will make a statement. [8457]

Mr. Clappison

We are currently considering the views of the United Kingdom ruddy duck working group and our statutory scientific advisers, English Nature, in developing an appropriate strategy for controlling population levels of this introduced species.