asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in view of the fact that the equivalent of 500,000 1s. 6d. rations of meat was lost in Great Britain in 1951 due to the worrying of sheep by uncontrolled dogs, he will see that every opportunity is taken to prevent a repetition of this in the year 1952.
As stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr. J. Rodgers) on 31st January, my right hon. and gallant Friend is considering whether he can introduce effective legislation that would help farmers with this difficult problem. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. Friend have arranged to discuss the matter with the National Farmers' Unions for England and Wales and Scotland early next week.