HL Deb 06 July 1998 vol 591 cc102-3WA
Baroness Wharton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many dogs have been put down since the Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997 came into force (a) under Section 1 and (b) under Section 3; and how often Section 4 of that Act is being used. [HL2442]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

The numbers of dogs which have been put down following convictions under Section 1 and Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, as amended, since 8 June 1997 are 27 and 28 respectively.

Thirty dogs have been added to the Index of Exempted Dogs under the terms of the Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997.