HC Deb 25 June 1953 vol 516 cc155-6W
31. Mr. Summers

asked the Minister of Agriculture how long the test of the Imbra trap under practical conditions is to last; on what scale it is being tried out; and when the results will be known.

Sir T. Dugdale

The test is expected to show how the trap stands up to everyday use and whether it will catch and kill rabbits in all types of location. It will continue until reliable results on these points have been obtained. About 15,000 traps will be used for this purpose by county agricultural executive committees throughout England and Wales. I hope to have useful results by the beginning of next year.