HC Deb 16 May 1938 vol 336 c47W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will publish at a reasonable cost, through the Stationery Office, a summary of the Returns that are received by his Department from those local authorities to whom powers under the Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act of 1919 have been delegated, so that the proved effective methods of destruction can be made known to the public and greater efficiency exercised in the elimination of these pests?

Mr. W. S. Morrison:

The literature issued by my Department for the assistance of Local Authorities and others gives full information as to proved effective methods of rat destruction. This literature includes a comprehensive illustrated Bulletin entitled "Rats and How to Exterminate Them," an Advisory Leaflet entitled "The Destruction of Rats and Mice," a pamphlet containing some simple suggestions for rat destruction and references to poisons and appliances suitable for the purpose, and a Memorandum on the use of red squill poison baits. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of these publications. In the circumstances, I do not think it necessary to adopt the suggestion contained in the first part of the question.