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Rooks (Destruction)

Volume 395: debated on Thursday 2 December 1943

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will amend his orders on the subject of rook destruction in view of the findings of the meeting of his pest officers in Scotland that rooks in reasonable numbers do more good than harm to agriculture?

No, Sir. The purpose of the Rooks Order, 1940, is to secure the destruction of rooks only in those cases where a local excess in the rook population is prejudicial to crop production.