HC Deb 16 June 1938 vol 337 cc424-5W
Captain Plugge

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the increased use of strychnine in keeping down vermin in agricultural districts; and whether he will take steps to restrict the free use of this poison?

Sir S. Hoare

I am not aware of any increase in the use of strychnine for the purpose of the destruction of vermin. On the contrary, the sale of strychnine, except as an ingredient in a medicine, has been prohibited since 1st May, 1936.