§ Mr. HUDSON
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he is aware that there are a number of foxes near many of the sheep farms in the county of Northumberland; and whether his Department, in consultation with the farmers, is taking any steps to protect the lambs from the ravages of foxes during the lambing reason?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
The Board have received complaints from Northumberland of the damage done by foxes and the matter has been brought to the notice of the North Northumberland Hunt through the Masters of Fox Hounds Association, and the war agricultural committee for the county. It is hoped that adequate steps will be taken to deal with the foxes.