HC Deb 26 May 1938 vol 336 c1419W
Mr. Barr

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the practice of hare-worrying by Naval cadets and to the fact that in the last two years the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, imported and put down 6o hares for this purpose; whether any part of the cost of this practice is borne by public funds; and whether he will take steps to stop this practice?

Mr. Shakespeare:

The Britannia Beagles are entirely maintained by private funds. Fifty hares have been imported during the last two years. The cadets do not worry hares but follow Beagles on foot in the customary manner.