§ Sir Raymond Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action she has taken to deal with the dangers of the spread into the United Kingdom of rabies; what arrangements she has made for making available an effective antidote; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Owen
In his replies to Questions from the hon. Member for Argyll (Mr. MacCormick) on 5th May—[Vol. 891, c.331–2]—my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food outlined the measures taken by the Government against the spread of rabies and the publicity to be given to them. In my reply to the hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mr. Biggs-Davison) of 11th April—[Vol. 889, c. 499]—I said that guidance on vaccination had been issued. The situation continues to be kept under review.