§ 30. Mr. G. de Freitas
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will amend the Hares Preservation Act, 1892, to allow the sale of hares during the close season which could be shown to have ben legally taken during the open season.
My right hon. Friend is considering this with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Home Affairs.
§ Mr. de Freitas
In considering this, will not the hon. Gentleman recognise that the provision is wholly out of date, not merely because of modern methods of freezing but because in many parts, especially the Eastern Counties, there are so many hares that they are a nuisance?
§ Mr. Mitchison
Will the Minister bear in mind that the man who found it a delight to go out on a shiny night only did so in the season of the year?