HC Deb 03 December 1953 vol 521 c1288
1. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider relaxing the quarantine Regulations applicable to imported dogs if evidence can be produced that they have been effectively inoculated.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (Sir Thomas Dugdale)

No, Sir. Inoculation cannot be relied on to give complete protection against the spread of rabies.

Sir I. Fraser

Will my right hon. Friend watch this matter, because it would obviously save a good deal of money and trouble if we could find a means to deal with this troublesome quarantine position?

Sir T. Dugdale

Yes, Sir, I will, but after the experience of 30 years it is proved that this country is far in advance of any other country in this respect.