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Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what conditions he has imposed on the arrival in the United Kingdom of dogs in view of the dangers of the introduction of rabies from overseas.

For many years now all dogs, cats, and, since 1971, most other mammals coming into this country have been subject to strict import control and six months' quarantine in specifically approved premises to prevent the introduction of rabies. These regulations have recently been strengthened under the provisions of the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order 1974 and provide comprehensive cover for preventing the entry of rabies into Great Britain.