§ MR. G. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture (1) whether, by the Devonshire (Muzzling of Dogs) Order, all dogs with the exception of sporting dogs in charge of competent persons are required to be muzzled; (2) whether he is aware that a large number of dogs are used by farmers and cattlemen in Devonshire for the purposes of their business; and (3) whether he will extend the same exemptions to dogs under the charge of competent persons used for business purposes, as the Board of Agriculture extends to dogs used for sport?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
The reply to the first two Questions of the hon. Member is in the affirmative. With regard to the third Question, the matter has already been carefully considered, and for reasons I have already given, I regret I am unable to adopt the suggestion.