HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c1222
4. Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what action is being taken by the Forestry Commission to control the fox problem in central Wales.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The Forestry Commission is keeping down foxes on its land, in the interests of its neighbours, both by direct action and in co-operation with fox destruction societies, to which it subscribes.

Mr. Roderick

Could the Minister say how much the Forestry Commission contributes towards local fox destruction societies in Brecon and Radnor?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The Commission itself in the last 12 months spent directly £6,500 and the selected societies received 2s. per fox destroyed. If the hon. Gentleman wishes to have further information, I shall be happy to provide it.