§ Mr. Wray
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, in the light of the mouse and rat infestation in St. Stephen's House, what poisons and other methods of pest deterrent and disposal are being used in that building; whether they constitute any danger to the hon. Members and staff working there; and if he will make a statement.54W
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of investment by(a) the private sector and (b) the public sector in each urban development corporation by years from 1981.
§ Mr. Chope
Modifications are being made to ensure that an alternative gas supply will be available to the whole of St. Stephen's House in the event of a future failure in the main supply. The parliamentary works office will do all it can to provide emergency hot water in the event of a heating failure elsewhere on the parliamentary estate.