HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c227W
30. Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is going to take to ensure that private forestry owners make a proper contribution towards fox and other pest control.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

It is up to private forestry owners, like other occupiers of land, to control foxes on their land. My right hon. Friend encourages the formation of Fox Destruction Societies wherever they would be of value in keeping down the number of foxes, but neither I nor my right hon. Friend can compel private forestry owners to participate in their activities.