Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities in England are under a statutory requirement to provide a stray dog service.
James Paice (Minister of State (Agriculture and Food), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; South East Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
Under sections 149 and 150 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, local authorities in England and Wales have a duty to provide a service to collect stray dogs. Under the 1990 Act local authorities that have this duty are all district councils, all London borough councils, the common council of the City of London and the council of the Isles of Scilly.