HC Deb 17 June 1996 vol 279 c295W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dogs in(a) the Metropolitan police area and (b) the rest of the country, held under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 as alleged pit bull or pit bull type terriers are still in custody when proceedings have been (i) discontinued and (ii) dismissed; and if he will list the weekly cost to public funds of keeping these dogs in custody. [32941]

Mr. Sackville

The Metropolitan police currently hold four pit bull terriers in custody where proceedings have been discontinued and three pit bull terriers where proceedings have been dismissed. There are no such dogs in either category being held by other police forces in England and Wales. The weekly cost of kennelling these dogs in £460.

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