HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c104W
Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give figures for the number of licences issued and for the quantities of strychnine supplied, in England and Wales for each of the years from 1961 to 1966.

Mr. John Mackie

If the hon. Member is referring to permits to purchase strychnine for the purpose of controlling mole infestations, the figures for England and Wales are:

Number of Permits Total quantities
1961 7,300 1,250
1962 7,900 1,370
1963 7,500 1,330
1964 13,73 12,551
1965 11,485 2,245
1966 10,325 2,147

The figures for 1961 to 1963 inclusive are not available on a strictly comparable basis and therefore contain a small element of approximation.