HC Deb 14 March 1917 vol 91 cc1075-6
66. Mr. G. FABER

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the adverse nature of the present season for work on the land, and the importance of the next few weeks for the corn crops of this country, he will, with out delay, instruct all masters of hounds to suspend hunting for the rest of this season so as to avoid riding over the land?


As a result of conferences which I have had with the Masters of Foxhounds Associations, hunting is now confined to very narrow limits, and I think that the few followers of hounds remaining may be trusted to keep clear of growing crops.