HC Deb 21 October 1991 vol 196 cc333-4W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all outstanding legislation on dogs which has not yet come into force; and if he will indicate when he expects each piece to come into force.

Mrs. Rumbold

The information requested is as follows:

(i) Guard Dogs Act 1975, Sections 2–7 There are no plans for these sections, which provide for the licensing of guard dogs, to be brought into force.

(ii) Environmental Protection Act 1990,

Sections 149–151 These sections, concerning local authorities' responsibilities for stray dogs, will come into force on 1 April 1992.

In addition, after 30 November 1991 it will be an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to possess a dog of a type specially controlled by section 1 unless a certificate of exemption is in force.

Brixton escape, it will need to take account of any comments by Mr. G. H. Lakes and Mr. R. Hadfield who are conducting a security audit into arrangements for holding and managing category A prisoners.

Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for the last 12 months, in respect of Her Majesty's prison Lindholme, the inmates who have escaped; what sentence had been given; how much had been served in each case; what additional sentence or penalty was imposed on those recaptured; and to what prison they were transferred.

Mrs. Rumbold

The following information relates to the 25 prisoners who escaped from Her Majesty's prison Lindholme in the 12 months to 15 October 1991.