HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 c1321W
Lieutenant-Commander Tufnell

asked the Minister of Agriculture which counties have taken advantage of the temporary suspension of Section 5 of the Prevention of Damage by Rabbits Act, 1939, which enables steel spring traps to be set in the open?

Mr. Hudson

According to my present information, out of 61 county war agricultural executive committees in England and Wales, 36 have issued authorities for open trapping. I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend when my inquiries are complete.