HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 cc447-8W
26. Mr. Costain

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the damage which is being sustained to the crops in the South-East of England, due to the sharp increase in the rabbit population; and if he will undertake a special investigation into this growth particularly as the breeding appears to be occurring on land owned by the Forestry Commission and land used by the Ministry of Defence.

Mr. Strang

The situation concerning rabbit populations and damage, whether nationally or in the South-East, remains as stated in the replies given to the hon. Members for Oswestry (Mr. Biffen) and Monmouth (Mr. Stradling Thomas) on 18th February 1976 and 26th April 1976 respectively. I will gladly inquire into any particular case of local infestation which the hon. Member has in mind.—[Vol. 905, c.687–8; Vol. 910, c. 19.]

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