HC Deb 28 July 1898 vol 63 c297
MR. TRITTON (Lambeth, Norwood)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if he is now in a position to withdraw the Order relating to the muzzling of dogs in the metropolitan area south of the Thames?


The fact that an outbreak of rabies occurred at Bow so recently as the 8th June last shows, I am afraid, that, although the position has so substantially improved, there is still reason to believe that the disease lingers within the metropolitan area. My honourable Friend will understand that I am very anxious to avoid the necessity of reimposing any of the Muzzling Orders now in force when once they have been withdrawn, and under existing circumstances there would be a great danger that this would be the case so far as South London is concerned.