HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c699W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to include questions in the 2001 English House Condition Survey on rat infestations associated with dwellings; and who will be responsible for processing and analysing the data. [98380]

Mr. Mullin

As with the 1996 survey, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have requested that a module of questions on rat and mice infestation is included in the 2001 EHCS. Assuming the module is included, this Department will manage the processing of the module as part of the data processing of the whole data set and MAFF will then be responsible for analysing the rodent data.