§ 66. Mr. GARDINER
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the urgent need of protection for farmers from the damage done by rabbits from adjoining woods and covers; and will he consider restoring powers to occupiers to kill rabbits and similar vermin granted during the War?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
A private Member's Bill dealing with the destruction of rabbits and rooks has been read a Second time in this House. In view of the pressure of other business, I am afraid that it is not possible to give special facilities for its passage into law.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Does the right hon. Gentleman not consider it would be better to give facilities for a Bill of this sort, rather than the Merchandise Marks Bill?
§ Mr. HARDIE
Could not some of the restrictions at present imposed on poaching be removed and poachers given a free hand?