Dangerous Dogs

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many section 1 dogs have been exempted under section 4A or 4B of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in England in each year from 1997 to 2014.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The attached table shows the numbers of dogs added to the Index of Exempted Dogs under section 4A and 4B of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 from 1997 to 2014.

Year

Number of Dogs

1997

11

1998

35

1999

25

2000

15

2001

4

2002

7

2003

None recorded

2004

6

2005

1

2006

6

2007

185

2008

330

2009

395

2010

729

2011

683

2012

678

2013

720

2014

674

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