HC Deb 27 February 1953 vol 511 c243W
Sir R.. Glyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture what reports he has received from county agricultural committees regarding the damage that has been done to winter feed for stock by pigeons; and whether he will, in consultation with the Ministry of Supply, consider the possibility of providing cartridges for farmers through the agricultural committees at a reduced price, as was done during the war, in order that the number of pigeons can be reduced.

Sir T. Dugdale

Some county agricultural executive committees have reported appreciable damage to crops, particularly clover, by wood pigeons. Cartridges were not supplied to farmers at a reduced price during the war, but my hon. Friend's suggestion will receive consideration with other proposals for more effectively controlling birds which destroy crops.