§ MR. J. W. LOGAN (Leicester, Harborough)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the Board of Agriculture proposes to extend the Muzzling Order to the County of Leicester, with the exception of the petty sessional division of Belvoir: and if he will inform the House why, if the order is necessary in the county at all, a small portion of it should be exempted?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
A Muzzling Order applicable to the County of Leicester, with the exception of the petty sessional division of Belvoir, was made on the 11th inst. We did not think it necessary to include the petty sessional division of Belvoir, inasmuch as its geographical position in relation to the rest of the county, and the fact that it is comparatively remote from any recent case of rabies, led us to conclude that it cannot at the present time be regarded as a dangerous area.