HC Deb 10 February 1944 vol 396 c1904
54. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Attorney-General if his attention has been called to the £1 per day fines imposed on dog owners who do not obey orders to have their dogs destroyed; and whether he will consider some alternative such as confinement to recognised quarantine kennels.

Mr. Hudson

I have been asked to reply. My concern with the class of dogs to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers is limited to animals which are a menace to farm stock. It will, therefore, be necessary to consult other Departments and I will arrange for this to be done.

Sir J. Lucas

Is the Minister aware that what I am concerned about is the fact that the law is being brought into contempt? Is it not time that it was either enforced or modified?