HC Deb 01 March 1909 vol 1 cc1241-3W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he has received representations from the scientific committee of the Incorporated Society for the Destruction of Vermin and from other sources, urging immediate investigation as to whether the various bacteriological preparations now on the market for the destruction of rats are, or are likely to become, pathogenic to man; and what the offence or offences for which each man was tried, the sentences inflicted, and when, where, and by whom they were tried, and the names of the persons who confirmed the sentences; whether the evidence has since been submitted to the Judge Advocate-General; and if he sanctioned each sentence?


supplemented his answer in the House by presenting the following statement:—

action the Board proposes to take in the matter?


I do not find that the Committee of this Society have made any such representations to me as are above referred to, but my attention has been drawn to the question whether some action should be taken with regard to various bacteriological preparations for the destruction of rats, with a view to preventing danger to man, and the subject is now receiving my consideration.