HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 cc1737-8
58. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the great increase in the number of carrion crows in many parts of the country; and whether he will instruct county agricultural executive committees to concentrate on the destruction of these birds in preference to killing rooks.

Mr. T. Williams

Yes. County agricultural executive committees are already taking such steps as are practicable to deal with these birds. Carrion crows are, however, generally found only in pairs, which makes the problem very different from that of dealing with the gregarious rook.

Mr. Vane

Does that answer mean that the Minister's Department only deals with the easy part of the job?