§ Captain Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sheep, lambs 59W 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.
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-60W mation was the result of special inquiry, and is not available for 1948 and 1949.