HC Deb 14 March 1912 vol 35 cc1277-8
Captain MURRAY

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, with reference to the question of the hon. Member for Kincardineshire on 26th April, 1911, whether he has considered the suggestion that, in view of the damage done by squirrels to Scots fir and other growing timber, and of the loss thus occasioned to individuals and to the State, he should take steps in the interests of the timber supply of this country to impress upon those concerned the desirability of treating squirrels, where necessary, as vermin and of destroying them as such?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

I shall be glad to publish a note on the subject in an early issue of the Board's Journal.