HC Deb 10 May 1976 vol 911 c28W
Mr. Emlyn Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take a census of the number of foxes killed by fox destruction societies in Wales over the past five years.

Mr. John Morris

I do not propose to extend existing arrangements under which the Welsh Department of the Ministry of Agriculture receives annual returns from grant-aided societies. For the five financial years 1971–72-1975–76, kills thus reported totalled 6,349, 5,859, 5,931, 7,193 and 6,270, respectively.