§ Mr. Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil)
I have the privilege to present a petition on behalf of my constituent Mrs. Debbie March, whose son Eric was blinded as a result of toxocariasis. He is one of about 100 children who suffer from blindness or serious disease of the eye every year as a result of dog mess. She believes, as do I, that we could prevent the problem by introducing a system of dog registration. The petition says:To the House of CommonsThe petition of citizens of the United Kingdom who declare that there is a danger of dirty parks and greens, stray dogs being put to sleep and a disease called toxocariasis for which there is no cure.The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons think again about dog registration and the petitioners remain, and so on.
§ To lie upon the Table.