||<p>I refer the Noble Lord to the letter sent from the Chairman of Natural England
to the Secretary of State <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/general-licences-for-controlling-wild-birds-letter-from-natural-england-chair-to-environment-secretary"
England has issued three new licences.</p><p>Furthermore, the Secretary of State has
now taken over ultimate decision making powers for general licences relating to the
purposes covered by the three revoked general licences, recognising the scale of interest
and concern that has been generated by the decision by Natural England to revoke the
general licences that were in place prior to 25 April.</p><p> </p>