§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to establish the extent of dog fighting; and if he will make a statement.608W
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Dog fighting is an offence under the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and penalties were recently increased by the Protection of Animals (Penalties) Act 1987 and the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1988. The investigation of crime is a matter for the chief officer of the police force concerned.