62. Mr. Arthur Duckworth
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether a decision has now been reached to cancel the Order made under Defence Regulation 63, which permits the use of steel traps in the open contrary to the provisions of the Prevention of Damage by Rabbits Act, 1939.
Is there any justification for continuing this barbarous practice, in defence of a decision come to by the House before the war?
I have already stated, in answer to previous questions, that the whole matter is under reconsideration at the present moment.