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RAT INFESTATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 270: tabled on 17 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed at the reported increase in rat infestations of domestic properties; notes that defects in the underground drainage system allow rats to escape and sewage to seep into the environment; points with concern to the potential public health risks that this will lead to; calls upon the Government to ensure that water companies undertake sewer baiting programmes to the satisfaction of all local authorities in their areas; further calls on the Government to investigate whether materials used in underground drainage systems, in particular modern plastic, are being properly installed and are sufficiently durable to withstand rodent damage; and urges increased investment in public and private services to ensure public health standards are safeguarded.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.