§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many(a) prosecutions and (b) successful prosecutions there were under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mullin
Responsibility for licensing under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 rests with local authorities, and information on prosecutions is not held centrally. My Department will shortly be commissioning research into the effectiveness of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.