HC Deb 19 December 1957 vol 580 c602
43. Mr. E. L. Mallalieu

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food his intentions with regard to the present arrangements for rat destruction on farms.

Mr. Godber

The arrangements are under review in consultation with the interests concerned.

Mr. Mallalieu

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the very considerable dismay which there would be in the farming community if this service also were to be withdrawn from the farmers?

Mr. Godber

In some counties it has been given up, but some counties are still carrying on. We are having very close consultations about the matter with all the interests concerned.