§ 24. Mr. David James
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will take further steps to reduce the grubbing up of hedgerows; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mackie
Would the Minister not agree that there is nothing worse than a misshapen field, with crooked hedges, in terms of cultivation, harvesting and 206 everything else, and that if the British public want crooked hedges they should pay for them?
§ Mr. Marten
Has any study been made of the effect of the grubbing up of hedges on the bird population and their nesting and mating habits?