HC Deb 04 August 1942 vol 382 cc832-3
16. Mr. Graham White

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that troops are in the habit of killing fish in mountain streams by means of hand grenades; and whether he will put an end to this practice?

The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Grigg)

No, Sir. I am unaware of any such habit.

Mr. White

Can my right hon. Friend say how the ammunition is issued for this type of operation, and will he look into any cases which I may send to him?

Sir J. Grigg

I will certainly look into any case; I said that there is no such general habit, although I can quite conceive of circumstances in which individual cases may have happened; but I am sure they are individual.

Sir Percy Harris

Are we to understand that it is against the rules of the War Office to use ammunition in this way?