HC Deb 08 July 1887 vol 317 c209
DR. FAEQUHAESON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, seeing that the Committee of Inquiry on M. Pasteur's method of treating hydrophobia have reported that M. Pasteur has, in their opinion, discovered a method of arresting the progress of that disease, the Government intend to take steps immediately to provide in this country for carrying into effect the practice which has been so successfully pursued in M. Pasteur's Institute in Paris?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

At present I am not prepared to say more than that the Report of the Committee referred to is receiving consideration. I imagine that, in all probability, the matter is one which is more likely to be properly dealt with by Local Bodies than by a Government Department. As to the precautions which are desirable with the view of avoiding the spread of rabies among dogs, I may observe that a Select Committee of the House of Lords has been appointed to inquire into this subject. The recommendations contained in the Report to which the hon. Member alludes will, no doubt, be of considerable assistance to the Committee.