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Stray Dogs

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Shadow Minister (Transport)

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.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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.

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