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Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the Central Science Laboratory research reports commissioned by his Department on rodent issues with reference MoU with CSL - WM05002. (323055)

The memorandum of understanding between DEFRA and the Food and Environment Research Agency (previously the Central Science Laboratory) refers to the “English House Condition Survey Rodent Element and other Rodent Issues”. The only reports commissioned on rodents under this agreement have been those reporting on infestation of dwellings by commensal rodents, derived from data arising from the rodent element of the English House Condition Survey. Copies of these commensal rodent infestation reports are already available in the House Library.