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Quarantine (Dogs)

Volume 181: debated on Monday 26 November 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether there are any special provisions made by his Department, in the context of the six-month mandatory quarantine provision for dogs entering the United Kingdom, in order to enable guide dogs for blind people to enter accompanying a blind person, and not to be restricted by quarantine.

There are no special provisions for the import of guide dogs. Having considered all the evidence, including that from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the Waterhouse committee recommended that no exemptions to general rabies quarantine requirements should be permitted.