HL Deb 20 July 1982 vol 433 c844WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When, and on what evidence or discovery, the gassing of badgers with cyanide was believed to be inhumane, and whether the use of cyanide gassing of foxes will now be outlawed.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Earl Ferrers)

; A copy of the report in question has been placed in the Library of the House. The experimental work, which was carried out with ferrets and badgers, provides no information on the cyanide gassing of foxes. We are considering this further.