HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 c275

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in consideration of the fact that but two cases of rabies have been officially reported as having occurred in Ireland this year, he can now see his way to at any rate relaxing the existing prohibitions in regard to the importation of dogs from Ireland into Great Britain.


I am not disposed to undo the excellent work of my predecessor in practically clearing Great Britain of this disease, and until Ireland can show a clean bill of health for some months I see no reason to alter the regulations. The last case of rabies was so recently as the week ending April 20th, in County Cavan, and in the week ending April 27th four dogs were destroyed as having been exposed to infection.