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Rat Destruction (Cats)

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 25 March 1943

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51.

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the growing rat pest, he will investigate the possibility of encouraging the raising of a strain of cats specially suited for dealing with rats on the lines of a similar strain formerly cultivated at Le Havre in France for use in connection with ships?

No, Sir. The most efficient methods of dealing with rats are poisoning, gassing and trapping.

Will the Minister consider feeding rats on unpasteurised milk in order to reduce their number?