§ Captain Plugge
asked the Home Secretary whether the Metropolitan police have any instructions at the present time to take action against persons who keep pythons and other pets which constitute a public danger; and, if not, whether he proposes that any instructions should be given?
§ Sir S. Hoare
The answer is in the negative. As far as I am aware, there are no statutory provisions governing the subject, but I?m advised that any person who keeps a wild or potentially dangerous animal may be held liable for any injury or damage it may cause.