HC Deb 24 June 1924 vol 175 cc224-5
26. Mr. SPENCE

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the terms of his letter of 22nd May, 1924, relative to foxes in Berwickshire and the repudiation of responsibility on the part of the Berwickshire Hunt to pay compensation to the smallholders of Lamberton, owing to their boundary line being over three miles from that place, he will declare foxes to be vermin within a three-mile radius of Lamberton so as to permit of their extermination by those who suffer from their depredations?


I have no power to make any Order in this matter, either generally or as regards any particular area, but I am advised that foxes may be regarded as vermin, and they may, therefore, be destroyed as such.