HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c611
72. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many foxes have been killed by his pest officers in or near the Stamford battle training area, since 20th December.

Mr. T. Williams

No foxes have been killed through the agency of the county war agricultural executive committee since the date mentioned. I have no information respecting killings by any other persons.

Mr. Dye

Does not my right hon. Friend remember that on 19th December last, in reply to a Question, the Joint Parliamentary Secretary stated that he was instructing his officers to get on with dealing with this problem, and will he say that there is the right coordination between himself and the War Office to secure this immediately?

Mr. Williams

I can assure my hon. Friend that we are in communication with the War Office, and that they are cooperating with us for the purpose of ensuring success.

Mr. Henry Strauss

Are these gentlemen officially called "pest officers"?