HC Deb 20 February 1922 vol 150 c1518
73. Sir J. BUTCHER

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether rabies has been entirely stamped out in this country; and whether all the muzzling orders and other exceptional restrictions as regards dogs in this country have now been withdrawn?


Yes, Sir, all remaining muzzling and movement restrictions imposed on account of rabies (namely, those in force in Hampshire and Wiltshire) were finally removed on the 6th February, no case of rabies having occurred in those areas, nor in any other part of Great Britain, for eight months. The Ministry has now every reason to believe that rabies has been entirely eradicated after a visitation of 3½ years, and I hope we may have no further outbreak.