HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 c151W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the purpose and estimated cost of the mouse-breeding establishment at Rougham Airfield, near Bury St. Edmunds.

Mr. Nugent

The purpose of the mouse-watching station at Rougham Airfield is to study the behaviour and other biological aspects of house mice in conditions similar to those in grain stores and ricks, with a view to improving methods of control in such places. The total cost of this establishment over four years, including an apportionment of the remuneration of the two research workers employed part-time there, has been about £5,400.