HC Deb 16 March 1896 vol 38 cc1024-5

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether the Special Order passed by the Privy Council for the muzzling of all dogs in public places is now in force in all districts where cases of rabies in dogs have been reported; and, whether the special exemption of dogs used for sport or the destruction of vermin still continues; and, if so, why?


I am not at all clear to what Order the hon. Member refers; no Special Order for the muzzling of dogs generally having been passed by the Board of Agriculture, or, as I am informed, by the Irish Privy Council. The Regulations of the London County Council under which muzzling is required in the Metropolis contain an exemption in favour of packs of hounds and for sheep dogs, but not for dogs used for the destruction of vermin.