HC Deb 28 April 1964 vol 694 cc175-6
1. Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies what further steps have been taken by the Grenada Government in connection with the rabies eradication programme; and to what extent this programme is to be implemented by the poisoning of stray dogs.

The Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies (Mr. Nigel Fisher)

The Grenada Government have applied for financial help to pay their share of the cost of a rabies eradication programme. This will be on lines recommended by the World Health Organisation, except that the measures for the removal of stray dogs have been revised. These now provide for the destruction of stray dogs in a humane way by the local branch of the R.S.P.C.A.

Mr. Burden

I am sure that the House will be most grateful for the news which my hon. Friend has given, because there has been very considerable concern about strychnine and other poisons unless these measures were taken.

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