§ MR. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
On behalf of the hon. Member for Flintshire (Mr. SAMUEL SMITH), I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether his attention has been drawn to the large number of 1679 cases in Wales in which sheep have been worried and killed by dogs where the owners could not obtain any redress owing to the difficulty in proving the ownership of the dogs; and, whether he can devise any means whereby these losses to agriculturists may be avoided?
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (MR. WALTER LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
Yes, Sir, my attention has been drawn to this subject, and it was with a view, inter alia, to its being investigated that I appointed the Departmental Committee now sitting under the chairmanship of my hon. Friend the Member for Chelsea. The question is by no means free from difficulty; but I trust it may be found practicable to do something to remedy the evil complained of.