§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
I am advised by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Advocate that procurators fiscal are not paid any sum to keep a dog in kennels pending the hearing of the case in court. Where a 179W dog has been seized in connection with an offence and the procurator fiscal decides to take criminal proceedings the cost of keeping the dog in kennels pending the trial is the responsibility of the procurator fiscal. There is no maximum daily rate payable for keeping dogs in kennels in such circumstances. Arrangements are made locally between the procurator fiscal and the local kennel for the payment of a reasonable daily fee.