HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 cc2240-1
81 Major Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture the parts of Europe in which appearances of the Colorado beetle have just been recorded; and whether there is any record of its discovery in this country recently?

Mr. Ramsbotham

The latest information in my possession is that during 1937 three small outbreaks of the Colorado beetle were discovered for the first time in the Netherlands and a larger number in Switzerland. No living specimen of the beetle has been found in this country since August, 1936.