HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 c2191
54. Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Agriculture if it is his intention to carry out a wartime census of all farm livestock; and upon what basis and by what methods this enquiry will be undertaken.

Mr. Hudson

Farmers make a quarterly return of the numbers of their livestock, and have done so throughout the war. In addition, county war agricultural executive committees are making detailed herd surveys, in furtherance of the Government's livestock improvement policy.