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Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with present legislation to control killer dogs in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

The maximum penalties that can be imposed on the owner or keeper of a dog which worries livestock are being reviewed now. The adequacy of other safeguards is among the issues being considered in the light of the report on the Working Party on Dogs, and on this I would refer to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department of the Environment gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mr. Corbett) on 3rd February 1977.—[Vol. 925, c. 272–3.]