HC Deb 28 April 1955 vol 540 c78W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress is being made in experiments into the use of narcotics for the destruction of wild pigeons.

Mr. Amory:

Experiments in Kent in clover and newly-sown peas, using narcotised peas and maize as bait, have so far been disappointing because of the difficulty of attracting the birds to the bait. Other baits are now being tried.