asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps and research he has taken to control the activities of pigeons on public buildings.
Wire screens, nylon mesh, sticky jel; but no research.
Is not the Minister aware that the damage caused by these birds to public buildings amounts to over £20 million a year? Will he consider an amendment to the Public Health Act 1936, or perhaps follow the example of the French and put the pigeons on the pill?
I shall consider the points the hon. Gentleman has put to me. In the meantime, I hope that he comes to no harm.