HC Deb 16 December 1954 vol 535 c184W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture to encourage the follow-up operations in the wake of myxomatosis by providing cheap cartridges for the destruction of rabbits, and cheap gassing powders.

Mr. Amory

Shooting is only one way of destroying the few rabbits that survive outbreaks of myxomatosis, and I do not consider that the cost of cartridges should be an obstacle to their use for this purpose. Rabbit gassing powders are already subsidised.