Foxes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

asked the Minister of Agriculture, (1) whether he is aware that foxes are being preserved for the benefit of the Meynell Hunt on two farms situated at Ashbourne and Matlock; and whether, in view of the destruction of lambs and poultry by foxes, he will see that this practice is ended;

(2) whether any preserving or breeding or moving of foxes is being done for the benefit of the Barlow Hunt;

(3) whether he will take steps to ensure during war-time that every measure is taken to destroy foxes by every meanspossible?

Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

County war agricultural executive committees, with the co-operation of various hunts, are taking all suitable steps to ensure the destruction of foxes in the interests of food production. My information is that no foxes are being preserved for the benefit of particular hunts.