§ 113. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, if he is aware of the damage caused to newly tilled corn by the increase of rooks; and if he will take steps to secure the destruction of these birds to such an extent as will reduce them to reasonable limits?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
The Board are aware of the damage done by rooks where they are too numerous. Their destruction can only be dealt with effectively in the breeding season, and is a matter for local organisation. The war agricultural committees should be approached wherever steps have not already been taken with regard to it.