HC Deb 05 July 1954 vol 529 c140W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made towards finding a satisfactory alternative to the gin trap for catching rabbits.

Sir T. Dugdale

Some half dozen humane rabbit traps have been produced in recent years and a number of others are being developed. Of those produced so far the most promising appeared to be the Imbra, which has been subjected to field trials by county agricultural executive committees. As I mentioned in the reply I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wembley, North on 3rd June, a report on these trials has been placed in the Library. Particulars of all these traps will be placed before the Humane Traps Advisory Committee.