§ 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.