HC Deb 10 May 1875 vol 224 c393

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether his attention has been drawn to the annoyance caused to farmers in Scotland by the depredations of stray dogs in the neighbourhood of towns and large villages, and the serious loss frequently entailed by sheep-worrying and disturbance of stock; and, if so, whether he is prepared to take any steps to remedy this grievance?


in reply, said, his attention had been directed to the subject, and he had brought it under the consideration of his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who informed him that it was not a question peculiar to Scotland, but that the same thing occurred in England and Ireland. All he (the Lord Advocate) could say was, that the matter should receive the consideration of the Government.