§ 49. Mr. John Morrison
asked the Minis-of Food the annual cost of "Rodent Mail," issued by the infestation division of his Department; how many are employed in its production; how many copies are circulated; and what purpose does the publication achieve.
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summer-skill)
The estimated annual cost of "Rodent Mail" is £480. Four thousand seven hundred and fifty copies are printed monthly by H.M. Stationery Office and 364 circulated to local authorities No special staff is required. The purpose of the publication is to stimulate effort on sound up-to-date lines.
§ Mr. Oliver Stanley
Could I ask the hon. Lady whether the issue of "Rodent Mail" is considered as an essential service, and will be continued during the crisis?
§ Dr. Summerskill
It provides an effective antidote to the discouragement which questions like this produce upon excellent officials.