§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the effectiveness of present legislation to control sheep-worrying dogs in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Yes. The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 will be strengthened in the near future by the implementation under section 12 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, of a general requirement that dogs be kept on a lead or under close control in fields and enclosures in which there are sheep.