§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied with the working of the regulations regarding the use of strychnine for extermination of vermin.
§ Mr. Wiggin
Under the relevant statutory provisions it is an offence to use strychnine for pest control other than for mole destruction, and then only with supplies purchased under permit issued by the Agriculture Departments. The working of these arrangements is currently being reviewed.