HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc765-6W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Agriculture what county war agricultural executive committees have approved the use of steel-toothed traps; and what committees have not done so.

Mr. Hudson

According to the information available in November, 1943, out of 61 County War Agricultural Executive Committees in England and Wales, 43 had, at that date, issued authorisations for the open trapping of rabbits. I am making inquiries as to the present position and will communicate with my hon. Friend when my inquiries are complete.