Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Select Committee Announcement - 18 April 2013
Evidence session: DRAFT DANGEROUS DOGS (AMENDMENT) BILL
On 9 April Defra published draft legislation aimed at tackling dangerous dogs. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hear oral evidence as part of its pre-legislative scrutiny of these proposals on Wednesday 24 April from 3 pm.
The witnesses will be:
At 3.00 pm:
•Gareth Pritchard, Temporary Deputy Chief Constable and
•PC Keith Evans, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
•Richard Leaman, Chief Executive, Guide Dogs Association
At 3.45 pm:
•Clarissa Baldwin, CEO, Dogs Trust
•Claire Horton, Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
•Steve Goody, Director of External Affairs, Blue Cross
The meeting will take place in committee room 15 at the Palace of Westminster.
Further information on the inquiry is available on the Committee’s website.
The Government’ proposed legislation Draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, Cm 8601, is at http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm86/8601/8601.pdf
The Committee’s report published in February 2013, Dog Control and Welfare, HC 575 is at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmenvfru/575/575.pdf and the Government’s response is at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmenvfru/1092/1092.pdf
Defra’s consultation document Promoting more responsible dog ownership is at http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult/2012/04/23/dangerous-dogs-1204/.
Committee Membership is as follows: Miss Anne McIntosh (Chair), Thomas Docherty, Richard Drax, George Eustice, Barry Gardiner, Mrs Mary Glindon, Ian McKenzie, Sheryll Murray, Margaret Ritchie, Neil Parish, Dan Rogerson
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