§ 65. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has considered the pamphlet, "Instructions for dealing with Rabbits," which has been sent to him and describes a humane method for dealing with rabbits; and if, in view of the cruelty and danger involved in the use of the steel-toothed trap, he will send copies of this pamphlet to all A.E.Cs.
§ Mr. T. Williams
I have read this pamphlet, and while I would endorse much of its contents, it contains a good deal of information which has become out-of-date since its publication in 1940. I could not therefore commend it to my county committees. I can assure my hon. Friend however that the committees fully recognise the need for controlling rabbits by humane methods. This has been brought to their notice on many occasions, and I feel confident that the principle is observed as far as possible in their efforts to exterminate these very destructive vermin.