HC Deb 19 December 1952 vol 509 cc279-80W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider taking steps to increase the £5 reward offered in cases of sheep worrying with the object of further decreasing this serious problem.

Sir T. Dugdale

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the rewards which are offered by a number of county branches of the National Farmers' Union to persons who report cases of sheep worrying. I do not think that it would be appropriate to increase these awards out of public funds.