HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 c606W
Mr. Woodcock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has of the weight of dog excrement deposited on the streets of Britain each year; and if he will increase the penalties on dog owners who allow their pets to foul pavements.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

We have made no such estimate. Under existing legislation the maximum penalty which local authorities may prescribe in their byelaws for offences of this nature is a fine at level 2 on the standard scale (currently £100), and we have no plans to increase the level.