§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland (Mr. Peter Fraser)
I beg to move amendment No. 169, in page 33, line 42, at end insert—`(bb) a pedestrian precinct maintained by a local authority;During the Committee debates on clause 48, doubt was expressed about whether the term "footpath or footway" in subsection (1)(a) included a pedestrian precinct. We have decided that the term as defined in subsection (4) does not in fact include pedestrian precincts. Therefore, to ensure that the dog fouling offence of this clause extends to such places, the amendment extends the provision to pedestrian precincts maintained by a local authority.
§ Amendment agreed to.