§ MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether in view of the continuance of rabies amongst dogs in various parts of the country, and having regard to the fact that dogs afflicted with the disease are migratory 887 in their habits, the Government will take into consideration the advisability of enforcing the muzzling of dogs all over the Country simultaneously for a sufficient period to stamp out the disease?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (Lord JOHN MANNERS) (Leicestershire, E.)
(who replied) said: The Rabies Order of 1887 gives full power to Local Authorities to make provisions for the muzzling of dogs, or for keeping them under control in the manner directed in the Regulations made by Local Authorities. The Government do not propose to take any further steps at present.