James Sunderland speaks in debate on Private Member’s Bill to ban glue traps

Speaking in a debate on a Private Member’s Bill to ban the setting of glue traps to catch rodents in all but the most exceptional circumstances by professional pest controllers, James Sunderland condemns such traps and asks if a ban would have a negative effect on our ability to control rodent populations? 

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

I commend my hon. Friend for stepping into the breach because of the absence of my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton North East (Jane Stevenson). She makes a persuasive case about the unpalatable nature of this treatment. Does she have a view on the overall effectiveness of glue traps in the totality of pest control? Does she think that, by banning these awful things, there will be a negative effect on our ability to control rodent populations?

Cherilyn Mackrory 

As I alluded to earlier, that does not seem to be the case because of the alternatives already available to the industry and the examples that we see in other countries.