§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, having regard to the fact that out of 27,994 dogs removed by the Metropolitan Police from the streets of the Metropolis, 23,261 were taken to the Dogs Home, Battersea, and 4,181 restored to their owners by the police, will he state in what districts the 552 dogs which have not been accounted for were captured, and whether it is to be assumed that they were destroyed by the police.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) I fear I cannot undertake to inform the hon. Member in what districts these 552 dogs were captured, but they are accounted for as follows:—505 of them escaped from the police, thirty-five were destroyed by the police, and twelve died while in their hands.