§ Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the annual clubbing and destruction of grey seals on the Hasker rocks in the Outer Hebrides was stopped for five years, from 1914 to 1918, by the Grey Seals Protection Act, but that, owing to the lapse of that Act, this destruction has recommenced; what was the reason for allowing this Act to lapse; and whether he will introduce a new Bill on the subject?
§ Mr. MUNRO
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Grey Seals Protection Act, 1914, has been continued 2139W in force under the provisions of successive Expiring Laws Continuance Acts. I have no information regarding the destruction of seals referred to, but I am having enquiry made into the matter.