HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 c448W
27. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will order that all dogs whose owners attempt to bring them into the United Kingdom illegally shall be destroyed, as an additional defence against rabies reaching the country.

Mr. Strang

No. We consider the discretionary powers vested in local authorities to order the destruction of illegally imported animals to be sufficient.

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