HC Deb 08 November 1938 vol 341 c7W
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.