HC Deb 03 August 1962 vol 664 c160W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the number of dogs who have developed rabies in Great Britain after the statutory six months period of quarantine; and in what circumstances any such outbreak has been detected.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

During the past forty years two dogs have developed rabies after six months in quarantine, one at 6¾ and the other at 7¾ months. Both had been kept in quarantine for a further period for the convenience of the owners. A third dog died after six months, but symptoms had become evident before the end of the normal quarantine period.