HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 c849W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that many farmers and smallholders are now trying to keep poultry on the extensive system; that foxes are taking a large toll from them; and whether he will take further steps to destroy foxes to safeguard this form of food production?

Mr. T. Williams

My right hon. Friend has no evidence of widespread damage to poultry by foxes, but he is keeping the position under constant review and will not hesitate to exercise his powers under the Defence Regulations if specific cases are brought to his notice.