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Grey Squirrels

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what success has attended the scheme operating in Wiltshire by which two 12-bore cartridges are issued in exchange for every grey squirrel tail delivered to the pests officer; and if this scheme is being applied by all A.E.Cs.

I am informed that since the middle of February, when this scheme was introduced in Wiltshire, 412 grey squirrel tails have been delivered to the War Agricultural Executive Committee's pests officer. The reply to the second part of the Question is, "No, Sir."

If the scheme is working well in one county, surely, equally good results may be got in other counties?