HC Deb 15 March 1920 vol 126 c1842W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether there are any cases of rabies now in the country; what counties are still subject to the Muzzling Order; and when he expects to be able to cancel that Order?


The last case of rabies occurred in Surrey on the 18th ult. The Muzzling Orders are at present in force in six different parts of the country. Owing to the abnormally long incubation period which sometimes occurs in rabies, it is not considered safe to free a muzzling area within a period of from six to eight months from the date of the confirmation of the last case.