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British Ships (Deratisation Certificates)

Volume 236: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the fact that certain Continental ports are refusing to recognise the deratisation certificates granted to British ships in this country on the grounds that the necessary fumigation has not been carried out by hydrocyanic acid; and whether he will take steps to mitigate the inconvenience that is being caused by drawing up a list of the ports in question and by representing to the countries concerned that other methods of fumigation used in this country are equally effective for the purpose?

I have not received any recent complaints of this kind, but if the hon. Member will send me particulars of the cases he has in mind I will cause inquiries to be made.