HC Deb 14 May 1931 vol 252 cc1367-8
74. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Agriculture the organisations to be represented at the conference on the grey squirrel nuisance?


As the answer is necessarily rather long, I propose, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

Is the hon. Member aware that a conference was held yesterday on this matter?

Following is the answer:

This conference was held yesterday. The Office of Works and the Forestry Commission and the following organisations were invited to send representatives, namely:

Following is the reply:

The latest official returns of the numbers of pigs in the United Kingdom, the Irish Free State, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden are as follows:

Country. Date. Number of Pigs.
United Kingdom 4.6.30 2,669,900
Irish Free State 1.6.30 1,052,200
Denmark 15.1.31 5,232,100
Netherlands 6.30 1,990,000
Sweden 15.9.30 1,684,200

In the case of the last four countries the following table shows the percentage increase or decrease during each of the past five years in the imports of pig products* into the United Kingdom as compared with the preceding year:

Of these bodies, all except the Auctioneers' and Estate Agents' Institute, the Central Chamber of Agriculture and the Land Union sent representatives.

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