§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he has received resolutions from the Corporation of Cork and the Cork Rural District Council recommending that the dogs muzzling order be rescinded; and whether he is now prepared to accede to the general desire that the order should be rescinded.
§ MR. PLUNKETT
Resolutions have been received from the Corporation of Cork and the Cork Rural District Council, recommending that the muzzling of dogs order be rescinded. Since the 29th April, 1899, twelve cases of rabies occurred within the County Cork, the last case so recently as the 3rd January. The question of rescinding the order has been carefully considered, but it is felt that the time has not yet arrived when any part of the County Cork could, with due re- 1060 gard to the general interest, be exempted from the operation of the order.