HC Deb 26 February 1917 vol 90 c1659
43. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the fact that foxhunting for the current season will conclude within one month of this date, and that such destruction of foxes as is thereby accomplished will cease, and that during the coming summer there is danger of a phenomenal increase of the numbers of these animals, his Department will consider the advisability of offering a reward to take effect during the spring and summer months in each rural parish for the head of every fox brought in?


I have already informed the House that the masters of foxhounds are taking steps to reduce the number of foxes. There does not, therefore, appear to be any necessity to take further action at present.