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Conveyance Of Dogs

Volume 437: debated on Monday 5 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the hardship imposed upon emigrants to the Dominions owing to the fact that persons are not allowed to take their dogs with them on board ship; and whether, in view of the desirability of easing conditions for emigrants and that no such restrictions operate on foreign ships, he will arrange for the concession to be made.

Restrictions upon the conveyance of dogs are imposed by, the shipping companies in the interests of the comfort of the majority of the passengers. No distinction is made in this matter between emigrants and other passengers. do not consider that the circumstances call for any change in existing practice.