HC Deb 03 February 1958 vol 581 cc128-9W
31. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any alternative proposals to encourage the destruction of grey squirrels after the ending of the bonus scheme for grey squirrel tails next month, in view of the substantial increase in the grey squirrel population and the extensive damage caused to agriculture and forestry by this pest.

Mr. John Hare

These are being considered. They will probably take the form of intensified research into more effective means of destroying grey squirrels, and also more publicity about methods of destruction.