HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 c2110W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will take all necessary steps to ensure that farmers can obtain a sufficient number of cartridges to enable them to keep under control pigeons, rabbits and other farm pests.

Mr. R. S. Hudson

Both the output of cartridges for civil use and the reserve specially allocated for the purpose indicated by my hon. Friend have been substantially increased this year as compared with last. Cartridges from the reserve can be obtained through permits granted by County War Agricultural Executive Committees in cases where dealers cannot supply from their normal allocation of cartridges for civil use.