§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will initiate discussions with private security firms and others using guard dogs with a view to establishing a code of practice which would ensure that all such dogs were kept under supervision; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Ross
In the light of the recent distressing incident in Glasgow I propose to consider in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary whether means can be found to reduce the risk of dogs attacking people. In the course of this consideration we shall certainly want to consult chief constables and the British Security Industry Association. More general problems about the control of dogs will be dealt with by the working party which is to be set up following the statement by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department of the Environment on 19th July during the Report stage of the Control of Pollution Bill.