HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 c1172W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he can make any further statement about the destruction of foxes in some of the North Wales counties giving, if possible, the number destroyed by the employees of the Forestry Commission up to a recent date in each county?

Sir G. Courthope

The killing of foxes in North Wales has been prosecuted assiduously by the Forestry Commission, the agricultural authorities and other agencies throughout the year. The total number of foxes killed in North Wales by the Commission's employees alone during the 12 months ended September last was 555, the numbers for the respective counties being as follows:—Caernarvon 64, Merioneth 68, Montgomery 179, Cardigan 100, Denbigh 101, Radnor 43. The Commissioners have not yet been informed of the considerable number of foxes destroyed by other agencies during the period.