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Dog Fighting

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Attorney-General (1) if he will prosecute the publication "Pit Bull News" for promoting illegal dog fights; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will prosecute those persons alleged to have been involved in illegal dog fighting who are named in the

article entitled "Killer Dogs" which appeared in the

Yorkshire Evening Post of Monday 21 March: and if he will make a statement.

No evidence has as yet been submitted by the police to the Crown Prosecution Service in respect of those matters to which the hon. Gentleman refers. I have, however, referred them to the Director of Public Prosecutions. If he thinks it appropriate, the director will invite the police to make inquiries.