HC Deb 20 May 1992 vol 208 cc178-9W
Mr. Welsh

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the maximum daily rate payable to procurators fiscal to keep a dog in kennels, as a production, while awaiting to hear a case in court.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

I am advised by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Advocate that procurators fiscal are not paid any sum to keep a dog in kennels pending the hearing of the case in court. Where a dog has been seized in connection with an offence and the procurator fiscal decides to take criminal proceedings the cost of keeping the dog in kennels pending the trial is the responsibility of the procurator fiscal. There is no maximum daily rate payable for keeping dogs in kennels in such circumstances. Arrangements are made locally between the procurator fiscal and the local kennel for the payment of a reasonable daily fee.