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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15923: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) dogs have been destroyed and (b) owners have been convicted (i) nationally, (ii) in the Eastwood constituency and (iii) in the East Renfrewshire local authority area in each of the last five years under the (A) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and (B) Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 1 May 2018

Information on numbers of dogs destroyed is not held centrally. The following table provides information on convictions at national level, constituency level is not held centrally. Our database shows there were no convictions in East Renfrewshire local authority for this period.

Number of people convicted under specific dog legislation, where main charge, 2012-13 to 2016-17

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

DANGEROUS DOGS ACT 1991

  97

86

94

78

64

CONTROL OF DOGS (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010

  4

4

9

6

9

Total convicted - Scotland

  101

90

103

84

73

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database