HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc729-30W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if his attention has been called to the fact that upon the 13th of October a full pack of hounds went through the village of Llanishen, Glamorganshire, without a lead or muzzle, whereas upon the 14th October a young woman named Leana Robbins was fined 10s. for not having a lead on her dog; and can he make a statement as to the law on the subject?


The Board have no information on either subject raised in the question. The village of Llanishen is situate in a control area where dogs must be led as well as muzzled when in a public place: If my hon. Friend will supply me with the name of the pack of hounds referred to and of the person or persons responsible for the alleged contravention of the Board's Order, inquiry will be made immediately into the incident.

Captain BROWN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is in a position to announce any prospective relaxation of the Muzzling Order around London, especially in such places as Farnham, in Surrey, where no cases of rabies have occurred and where the parishes on their outside borders have never been subject to the Muzzling Order?


Unless some untoward circumstance intervenes, the Board propose at an early date to make some modification of the existing Regulations whereby the movement of dogs can take-place out of the parts of the London, Middlesex, Control of Dogs District in which Farnham is situated, under conditions less stringent than those at present in force.