HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 cc131-2W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she is satisfied that the methods employed this year in reducing the sea gull population on the Isle of May are the most efficient and humane way of bringing about the reduction in numbers; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

Yes. I understand that by introducing a narcotic into a bread bait the birds were killed painlessly.