HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1535
56. Mr. De la Beère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the substantial losses which have been sustained by the poultry industry owing to the lack of hunting, he will organise and encourage a campaign for the extermination of foxes in those areas which have been adversely affected during the past season?

Mr. Hudson

I am satisfied that in such cases the appropriate county war agricultural executive committees are already taking steps to destroy foxes. In any case, however, where it appears that the action taken is inadequate, I will bring the matter to the notice of the Committee concerned.