§ 50. Mr. ANEUR1N WILLIAMS
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the efforts now being made to increase the production of eggs and poultry in this country, and generally of the present necessity of producing the largest possible amount of food, His Majesty's Government will consider the desirability of securing, by legislation or otherwise, the destruction of foxes during the War?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The destruction of poultry by foxes is a very serious matter, particularly at a time when it is necessary to make every effort to preserve our food supplies. The Masters of Fox Hounds Associations called the attention of masters of hounds to the imperative need for making a special endeavour to reduce the number of foxes below the normal in September last, and the President of the Board will communicate with the association on the matter with a view to further action being taken this year. He is confident that those interested in fox hunting will do their best to take such action as will make legislation unnecessary.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that this question is considered by the Committee on Food Production?
§ Mr. ACLAND
I am sorry I cannot confirm that. There are many cases where adequate compensation is not given.