HC Deb 02 July 1942 vol 381 cc508-9
50. Mr. Donald Scott

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the damage done to allotments by the trespass of animals, he will consider extending Defence Regulation 62AA to include horses, cattle and sheep?

Mr. Hudson

No, Sir. The question of straying dogs on allotments, which is dealt with by Defence Regulation 62AA, is not entirely analogous to trespass of horses, cattle and sheep. The existing remedies under Common Law are available, and I propose to make an Order under Defence Regulation 55 dealing specifically with straying livestock in certain specified areas where they are causing serious damage to crops on allotments and elsewhere.

Mr. Scott

Is the Minister aware that his reply will give great satisfaction to allotment holders?