HC Deb 26 October 1939 vol 352 cc1598-9W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in connection with rat week he will consider making payments of one penny per tail for all such tails delivered to the appropriate officials of local authorities?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

In view of the fact that the provisions of the Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act, 1919, require all occupiers of lands and premises to destroy any rats that may be on those lands and premises, and to keep them free from infestation, I do not consider that there is sufficient justification for the expenditure of public funds in the manner suggested.

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