HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 cc309-10
49. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in order to reduce the number of rabbits which are still excessive and damaging to crops, he will consult with the Ministry of Food with a view to fixing controlled prices on a sufficiently remunerative scale to induce the persons concerned to kill rabbits in the early months of the autumn?

Mr. Hudson

The prices fixed for rabbits last season were at a level designed to encourage intensive trapping, without at the same time being so high as to give an incentive to the retention of breeding stocks. This principle will be adhered to in any future review of maximum prices for rabbits.