§ MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)
; I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the Agricultural Department received information at the beginning of this year that rabies broke out among the hounds of the Pembrokeshire Hunt; and will he explain why, under the muzzling order issued for South Wales in consequence of this outbreak, the owners of the hounds of the Pembrokeshire Hunt and other sporting dogs in South Wales were not treated in the same way as the owners of other dogs.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
The answer to the first paragraph is yes. The hounds of the Pembrokeshire Hunt, so far from being treated with exceptional leniency, have all been confined to the kennels by special notice, since the beginning of February.