HC Deb 15 March 1900 vol 80 c925

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is in a position to state what measures the Government will take to put down the serious evil of sheep worrying.


We propose to include, in the Bill which I am about to introduce, certain provisions with regard to the seizure of stray dogs and the prevention of straying, which will, I hope, enable local authorities to check the worrying of sheep, with regard to which, as I am well aware, considerable complaint has arisen in many parts of Scotland. The proposals we make with regard to the issue of certificates of exemption from license duty will also, I trust, be of some value in this connection.