HC Deb 15 June 1959 vol 607 c1W
2. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he intends to take to deal with the increase in the number of grey squirrels since the ending of the bonus scheme for grey squirrel tails.

Mr. Godber

I am aware that there is some increase in the number of grey squirrels, due to a good breeding season. The publicity campaign of the Forestry Commission continues and demonstrations of the latest techniques in trapping are being given. A film on squirrel control has now been completed and it will be shown on all suitable occasions. An additional officer has recently been assigned by the Forestry Commission to the study of the problem.