HC Deb 05 March 1958 vol 583 c137W
47. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that many Americans and others visiting Europe avoid this country because of the quarantine regulations; and whether he will take steps to extend the quarantine kennel facilities at London Airport which can accommodate two or three dogs only for short stays for passengers in transit.

Mr. Godber

My right hon. Friend is not aware that the quarantine regulations to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers have any significant influence on the number of overseas visitors to this country. It is not the policy of Her Majesty's Government to establish and operate quarantine kennels. There are five within comparatively easy reach of London Airport. I understand that the facilities at the Airport itself are intended only to serve as a transit centre where imported dogs and cats may be left for not more than 48 hours.