HC Deb 08 March 1948 vol 448 cc794-5
68. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Food what steps he is taking to provide food for racing pigeons; how distribution will be affected by the discontinuance of the National Pigeon Service next September; and whether homing societies have been consulted.

Dr. Summerskill

Arrangements have been made to meet representatives of the homing unions this week with a view to formulating a scheme for the distribution of pigeon food when the National Pigeon Service ends in September next.

Sir J. Mellor

Will the Parliamentary Secretary give all possible encouragement to pigeon fanciers in the national interest?

Dr. Summerskill

Yes, Sir.