Welsh Government stops work on dog attack bill
5:20pm Friday 3rd May 2013 in News
THE Welsh Government has stopped work on a bill that could have made dog attacks illegal on private property in Wales for the time being.
The Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill, which had been launched by former environment minister Newport East AM John Griffiths last year, aimed to shut a loophole giving people more protection on private property.
However new environment minister Alun Davies, Blaenau Gwent AM, says the Welsh Government's aims could be achieved through a proposed UK Government Home Office law look at the same issue.
Mr Davies, in publishing a summary of responses to the consultation on the proposed law yesterday, told AMs he will ask the Home Office for powers for the Assembly to set regulations in Wales.
"I retain the option of introducing a Welsh bill if we are unable to reach agreement," he added.
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