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Brown Squirrels

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that furriers are advertising for skins of the British brown squirrel; and whether, having regard to the circumstances that this animal is rapidly becoming extinct, he will take steps for its preservation?

I have no information on the point, nor any power to take any action. I believe it is matter of common knowledge that the brown squirrel is diminishing in numbers because it cannot compete with the grey squirrel, a foreign species which was imported some years ago, and I am afraid no law could protect it against this menace.