HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 c250W
Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will invite the Agriculture Research Council or other appropriate body to investigate the possibility of devising a humane trap as an alternative to the steel trap now permitted for the taking of rabbits.

Mr. T. Williams

Certain humanitarian organisations have already devoted a good deal of attention to the production of a humane rabbit trap as an alternative to the steel trap. Such a trap has recently been produced, and its possibilities in practice are being investigated. My Department has made arrangements for a full-scale trial to take place at an early date.