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Importation Of Dogs

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the large number of men serving abroad who are under the impression that they can bring their dogs back to England without subjecting them to quarantine provided they are inoculated; and whether steps will be taken to inform all Army personnel overseas that no such arrangements exist in this country and that they are wasting their money if they have their animals inoculated.

The regulations regarding the importation of dogs into the United Kingdom are explicit, and provide for a minimum quarantine period of six months. They are fully explained in Army Council Instructions for the benefit of Army personnel, and there is no justification for any assumption that inoculation will be accepted as an alternative to quarantine.