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Poultry (Destruction By Foxes)

Volume 499: debated on Thursday 24 April 1952

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56.

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give an estimate of the number of chickens destroyed by foxes annually; and what steps he is taking to exterminate or control such vermin.

It is not possible to give an estimate of the number of chickens destroyed by foxes. County pests officers organise drives against foxes where necessary. Where hunts operate, they co-operate with the county committees in keeping foxes down.