§ MR. LOGAN (Leicester, Harborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been directed to the systematic shooting of homing pigeons, often very valuable birds, and if he is aware that in many places the police do not render assistance in protecting such pigeons, deeming it no portion of their duty; and if he will give such instructions as will cause the police throughout the country to take the same interest in the protection of homing pigeons as in the preservation of partridges and pheasants?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
No, Sir, I have no information to support the statements in the first paragraph of the question, or which calls for any official Circular to be addressed to Local 1304 Authorities. It is not for me but for the Local Authorities to give instructions, if any be required, to the police, who are under their control.