73. Colonel BURN
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a petition from the inhabitants of Hampstead as to the treatment of a dog at Mount Vernon; and, if so, what action does he intend taking?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I have received a memorial from certain residents at Hampstead, complaining of the barking of a dog at the Institute at Mount Vernon, on and between 1st April and 7th May. I have made inquiry, and am assured that there was no dog at the Institute during a considerable part of that time. I am satisfied that the memorialists must have made a mistake as to the place from which the noise they complain of proceeded.