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Sadiq fails to give CATegorical answer to call for mayoral moggie

Sadiq Khan has sidestepped a call from a Labour London Assembly member for City Hall to hire a cat to keep mice at bay in the offices of the Greater London Authority.

Sadiq fails to give CATegorical answer to call for mayoral moggie
Photo by Laura D'Alessandro used under a Creative Commons licence

Last month we reported on Tom Copley AM's call for the mayor to adopt a cat from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Sadiq Khan's response has now been published, and he fails to give a direct answer to Mr Copley's suggestion.

"I agree that the mice have been causing a nuisance in City Hall," said Sadiq Khan.

"However, I am informed by City Hall's facilities management (FM) team that the mouse problem is now improving, with a 50 per cent reduction in sightings reported in the last quarter thanks to an enhanced and rigorous pest control regime.

"I have asked FM to provide you with a more detailed briefing on the measures they are taking to address the problem."

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