§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Wirral council has now resubmitted the draft byelaws to give park rangers greater control over dogs and dog owners using parks in its area; and when he expects to give his decision on them.
§ Mr. Mellor
On 14 May approval in principle was given to revised draft byelaws submitted by the council on 10 May. I understand that the council has adopted the byelaws and has just submitted them to the Home Office for confirmation. We are about to consult the council on an objection which we have today received and we hope very shortly to be in a position to decide whether the byelaws should be confirmed.