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Home-Grown Timber (Marketing) (30 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I hope that the hon. Member will give me credit in that I have broken the usual countryside doctrine that no one plants a tree until he is 50. I am still on the right side of that age, and I started planting timber a long time ago. I look upon the problem as a national one in which both the Forestry Commission and the private woodland owner are as one. It is necessary and right that there...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 2. — (Exceptions to S. 1 with Respect to Certain Wild Birds, Nests and Eggs.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: On a point of order. I should like to have your guidance, Mr. Speaker, with regard to the two subsequent Amendments in my name and in the names of my hon. Friends as Amendments to the Amendment which my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen, South (Lady Tweedsmuir) is moving.

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 2. — (Exceptions to S. 1 with Respect to Certain Wild Birds, Nests and Eggs.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I abide by your Ruling, Mr. Speaker, but a number of hon. Members and others outside this House are interested in my Amendments and I wonder whether there is any chance of you reconsidering your decision.

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 2. — (Exceptions to S. 1 with Respect to Certain Wild Birds, Nests and Eggs.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: It would be appropriate, although the two Amendments which follow are not to be called, for me to add my thanks to my noble Friend the Member for Aberdeen, South (Lady Tweedsmuir) for going as far as to accept the date of 21st February. I know it is against her own feelings to do so. I am sure wildfowlers will appreciate what she has been able to do in this matter. No doubt I should be out...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 5. — (Prohibition of Certain Methods of Killing or Taking Wild Birds.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I wish to support my noble Friend in the line she has adopted towards this Amendment. Although I have a red face and have talked a good deal about duck and geese on this Bill, and may be thought to have shot a lot of geese, the truth is that I do not think that I have shot more than a dozen since the war. Before the war, I perhaps enjoyed shooting more. I have six stuffed geese, but I can...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 5. — (Prohibition of Certain Methods of Killing or Taking Wild Birds.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I beg to second the Amendment. Unless a self-propelled boat is used, the task becomes dangerous. It is often not possible to use a rowing-boat in strong tides in rocky areas on the coast. From the agricultural point of view—I have some experience of agriculture in Scotland—it would be an advantage to be able to deal with these birds.

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 5. — (Prohibition of Certain Methods of Killing or Taking Wild Birds.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I beg to move, in page 6, line 1, to leave out "or net." The object of the Amendment is to ensure that not too many rocket-nets shall be allowed for the taking of birds as a whole. At present, much useful work is done by those who net birds, particularly geese, for the purposes of scientific research. At the same time, it has to be admitted that when nets are used by unskilled hands a...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Clause 5. — (Prohibition of Certain Methods of Killing or Taking Wild Birds.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I should like to thank the noble Lady for what she has said, and to say that I accept the position as she has explained it, but I should like to add that, while it is very interesting to learn that a million birds have been ringed, it should be pointed out that only a very limited number were ringed through rocket netting. There are a number of people in this country, of whom I am one, who...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Second Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken at Any Time by Authorised Persons.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I beg to move, in page 15, line 4, at the beginning, to insert "Coot." I have no deep feeling about this matter. The coot certainly does a considerable amount of damage to fishing interests. It is also a gross feeder. It bullies the young of duck and other small waterside birds. It is felt that it might be useful in certain circumstances to put it into the list of harmful birds.

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Second Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken at Any Time by Authorised Persons.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I hope that the statement of the Ministry of Agriculture will mean that if anyone asks for a permit he will get it under six months. In view of what the hon. Lady has said so well, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Third Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken Outside the Close Season.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I wish to add my sincere congratulations to my noble Friend the Member for Aberdeen, South (Lady Tweedsmuir) for the way in which she has conducted the discussions on this Bill, especially as I have probably caused her more trouble over it than anyone. It is fitting that she should have promoted this Bill, being the daughter-in-law of one who promoted another Bill in this House. It is also...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Third Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken Outside the Close Season.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: Hon. Members, including the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Viscount Lambton), have talked about the brent goose. There is no doubt that the bird is completely protected. But without going into the arguments about who did it, I would say that further inquiries have resulted in the knowledge that there are considerably more brent geese on the South and East coasts than was appreciated...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Third Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken Outside the Close Season.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Mr John Morrison: May I interrupt my hon. Friend to thank him for those remarks?

CHARITABLE TRUSTS (VALIDATION) BELL [Lords] (10 Mar 1954)

Mr John Morrison: As a mere layman, it would be impertinent of me to add anything to the remarks made by the Attorney-General and by the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Neepsend (Sir F. Soskice). The Bill has been welcomed in this House and in another place, and perhaps it is appropriate for me, as Charity Commissioner, to say a few words. The imperfect trust which this Bill aims to clearing...

Orders of the Day — Slaughter of Animals (Amendment) Bill (29 Jan 1954)

Mr John Morrison: As one who has been interested all my life in horses and who still likes to ride them—although hon. Members may be sorry for them—I welcome the opportunity of saying a word or two in hearty support of the Bill and of the mover and seconder on the Motion for its Second Reading. I am sure that the Bill, when it becomes an Act, will prove of benefit to the horse. I have the honour of having...

Orders of the Day — Slaughter of Animals (Amendment) Bill (29 Jan 1954)

Mr John Morrison: I am very glad that my wording has been corrected on that point. I was trying to make clear that a false impression had been given to the public and that, as regards the evidence given to and the inquiries made by, the Northumberland Committee, the case was not as some members of the public thought. I wish to refer to a point in Clause 9 of the Bill in which it is said that the Minister...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill ( 4 Dec 1953)

Mr John Morrison: May I first of all ask the indulgence of the House, in that I have lost my voice during most of this week? My remarks will be brief and, I hope, not too husky. I add my congratulations to those which have been offered to my noble Friend the Member for Aberdeen, South (Lady Tweedsmuir) on the very clear way in which she has put forward and explained her Bill. I do not claim to be an expert...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill ( 4 Dec 1953)

Mr John Morrison: Would my hon. Friend be kind enough to give us the list before this Bill leaves the House, otherwise, as was said by an hon. Member opposite, all birds eggs will be protected except those in the Second Schedule.


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