§ 52. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
asked the Minister of Labour how the number of men presently employed in rabbit destruction compares with the figure four years ago, giving separate figures for Scotland.
§ Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
Could my right hon. Friend not make some attempt to obtain that information so that it may be seen whether there is a sufficient pool of trappers available for any increase of rabbits which may take place?
§ Mr. Macleod
I am told that the difficulty is that one cannot distinguish rabbit trappers in the statistics from other workers in agriculture. It is probably true, however, that there has been a considerable decrease over the last few years in the number employed.