HC Deb 08 August 1905 vol 151 cc629-30
MR. T. HARRINGTON (Dublin Harbour)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland whether complaints have been made on behalf of the executive committee (under The Diseases of Animals Act, 1894) of the Dublin Corporation, that horses suffering from glanders and others suspected of glanders have been brought from the county of Dublin area into the area of the city of Dublin without the licence of the city authority; whether this was done with the sanction of the veterinary branch of the Department of Agriculture; and whether steps will be taken in future to prevent the rights of the local authority in the city from being thus set aside and the property of the citizens being endangered by the unauthorised introduction into the city of glandered horses.


A complaint to the effect mentioned was received, and it was found that the horses referred to had been removed into Dublin for immediate destruction upon a licence issued by the veterinary inspector of the county local authority and endorsed by the acting veterinary inspector of the city local authority. The sanction of the Department was not given, and it was not necessary. The matter referred to in the final paragraph is one for arrangement between the city and county local authorities.