In 2007 we undertook a review of the dangerous dogs legislation. DEFRA consulted all chief officers of police in England and Wales to find out their views on how effective the dangerous dogs legislation is, what could be done to improve enforcement and whether any parts of the law need to be changed.
Responses indicated that police forces would benefit from further guidance on the existing legislation and DEFRA aims to publish this soon.
Records of such orders are only held by the individual courts which issued them. No central record is kept and to collect the information would incur disproportionate cost.