Rats (Destruction)

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Edward Mallalieu Mr Edward Mallalieu , Brigg 12:00 am, 19th December 1957

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food his intentions with regard to the present arrangements for rat destruction on farms.

Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham

The arrangements are under review in consultation with the interests concerned.

Photo of Mr Edward Mallalieu Mr Edward Mallalieu , Brigg

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the very considerable dismay which there would be in the farming community if this service also were to be withdrawn from the farmers?

Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham

In some counties it has been given up, but some counties are still carrying on. We are having very close consultations about the matter with all the interests concerned.