§ Mr. Galley
asked the secretary of State for Social Services what information is available about the prevalence of toxocara infection amongst children; and what steps are taken to prevent the spread of this desease.
§ Mr. Whitney
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. member for Portsmouth, South (Mr. Hancock) on 25 October at column587. The control of dogs in public places through local byelaws and the promotion of good hygiene through responsible pet ownership can reduce the risk of infection.