HC Deb 28 May 1918 vol 106 cc681-2W

asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether there is any and, if so, what danger to the State in approving, under all proper safeguards, a reasonable code for regulating short-distance pigeon flying?


The possibility of allowing short-distance pigeon flying has been very carefully considered on more than one occasion and formed the subject of a deputation to the Secretary of State in November, 1916. It was decided early in the War that, for military reasons, it was impossible to permit the liberation of pigeons, and I am afraid there is no ground for reconsidering the matter.