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Sheep (Southern Counties)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 28 April 1949

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38.

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps are being taken to remedy the shortage of shepherds and of hurdled flocks of sheep in the Down counties of Southern England.

In August, 1947, a special increase of 5d. per lb. in the price of fat sheep was made in order to promote the speedy recovery of the sheep population, but no special steps are being taken to remedy the shortage of shepherds and hurdled sheep in the Down counties of Southern England.