HC Deb 14 March 1950 vol 472 cc58-60W
Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sheep, lambs and poultry in Scotland have been reported to him as having been killed or damaged by dogs in the years 1947, 1948 and 1949; and if he will give an approximate estimate of their value.

Mr. McNeil

According to information obtained from the police the numbers of sheep (including lambs) and poultry killed or injured in Scotland by dogs in 1947 were approximately 2,600 and 1,800 respectively. The estimated value of these animals was£15,000. This infor- mation was the result of special inquiry, and is not available for 1948 and 1949.

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