Police dogs are generally kennelled by their individual dog handler to the standards set by each police force. While central standards are not set for police kennelling facilities, police forces follow local authority guidance and animal welfare standards.
[holding answer 30 January 2007]: The Independent Police Complaints Commission is an independent body responsible for the management of the police complaints system. I will ensure that the chairman receives a copy of the question and replies to the hon. Gentleman directly. Copies of the letter containing the IPCC’s response will be placed in the House Libraries.