§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the methods employed for the eradication of rabbits by the New Zealand Rabbit Boards are much more effective than methods applied in Great Britain; and if he will take steps to ensure that such methods are adopted here.
§ Mr. Godber
The method used extensively in New Zealand for destroying rabbits by laying poison baits is illegal in Great Britain and is not regarded as suitable for use here because of the danger to other animals and birds. Other methods commonly used in New Zealand, such as fumigation, trapping, shooting and ferreting, are also used in Great Britain.