My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to give effect to such recommendations as require legislation of the Select Committee on Agriculture (Damage by Rabbits) appointed by your Lordships' House in November, 1936. It is a Bill to make better provision for the protection of agriculture and the land from the ravages of rabbits, to make certain provisions with respect to the extermination of destructive animals, and to prohibit the setting of gin traps in the open. I move that the Bill be read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Sempill.)
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.