§ 53. Major Procter
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give any estimate of the number and value of farm livestock destroyed or injured in air raids up to date, and of the number and value of such livestock which was either rescued and restored by the National Air-Raid Precautions Animals Committee organisation or slaughtered and rendered fit for human consumption with the aid of that body?
The figures for which my hon. and gallant Friend asks have not been collected. Their collection, if possible at all, would involve a very considerable amount of labour which would appear incommensurate with the result and after consulting my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Home Security, it seems doubtful whether even after collection it would be expedient in the public interest to announce them.