Mountain-Stream Fish (Killing).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 4th August 1942.

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Mr. Graham White:

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that troops are in the habit of killing fish in mountain streams by means of hand grenades; and whether he will put an end to this practice?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

No, Sir. I am unaware of any such habit.

Mr. White:

Can my right hon. Friend say how the ammunition is issued for this type of operation, and will he look into any cases which I may send to him?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I will certainly look into any case; I said that there is no such general habit, although I can quite conceive of circumstances in which individual cases may have happened; but I am sure they are individual.

Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

Are we to understand that it is against the rules of the War Office to use ammunition in this way?