§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that the Forestry Commission in Wales gives greater financial assistance to fox destruction societies in Wales, in view of the evidence that foxes are on the increase and that there is now scientific evidence that in Mid-Wales their lairs are overwhelmingly to be found on Forestry Commission land.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
Grants by the Forestry Commission to Welsh fox destruction societies have been increasing annually in recent years. The Commission is doing its utmost, within present economic constraints, to assist in keeping down fox numbers.