Session 2013 - 14
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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 12 September 2013


For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:


585, 587, 589-90 and 709-14


Consideration of Bill


Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, As Amended


Dog number control notice


Julie Hilling




To move the following Clause:—



This section applies where more than one dog is being kept in a domestic property


in England or Wales.



Where an authorised officer has reasonable cause to believe that the number of


dogs being kept in a domestic property gives rise to a risk that any one or more of


the dogs may become dangerously out of control while in or partly in the


domestic property (“the risk”), he or she may serve on the person in charge a


written control notice which—



states that the authorised officer is of that belief;



specifies the maximum number of dogs which, in the opinion of the


authorised officer, are capable of being kept in the domestic property


such as to sufficiently reduce the risk;



requires the person in charge to reduce the number of dogs kept in the


domestic property to no more than the number specified under paragraph


(b) and;



specifies the date by which the terms of the control notice must be


complied with.



A control notice may be served on more than one person in respect of one


domestic property.



It is an offence for a person without reasonable excuse to fail to comply with a


requirement under subsection (2).



A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction


to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.



An authorised officer may make a complaint to a Magistrates’ Court if a person


in charge fails, to the satisfaction of the authorised officer, to comply with the


steps required in a control notice within the time period specified.


Notices of Amendments: 12 September 2013                



Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, continued



A Magistrates’ Court receiving a complaint under subsection (6) shall, if it finds


that the person in charge has failed to comply with the steps required in a control


notice, make an order in a summary way directing any of the dogs kept in the


domestic property to be destroyed.



In this section—


“authorised officer” means a person appointed by a local authority within


whose area the domestic property is situated for the purposes of this




“domestic property” means a building, or part of a building, that is a


dwelling or is forces accommodation (or both);


“person in charge” means the owner or owners, and if different, person or


persons for the time being in charge of the dogs.’.



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