HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c677W
Mr. Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is is his estimate of the number of cases of toxocariasis which occur each year in Northern Ireland; what is the distribution of such cases, over the last few years; and whether there is any evidence as to whether the incidence of the condition has been affected by the dog licensing scheme operating in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Needham

[holding answer 24 January 1989]Information about cases of toxocariasis is not available. It is not possible, therefore, to say if the incidence of the disease has been affected by the current dog licensing scheme.