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Rabbits

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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53.

asked the Minister of Agriculture the percentage of supply to demand of cymag for the destruction of rabbits, as at 30th September, 1950.

I am informed by the manufacturers that of the orders received during the year ended 30th September, 1950, 94.8 per cent, had been delivered on that date.

As it is admitted that rabbits are a menace to farmers, would the right hon. Gentleman not give greater support or encouragement to manufacturers to manufacture this fairly humane method of their destruction?

I understand that the demand for the 1950 summer was double that of 1949, so that the manufacturers have increased their output enormously.