Clause 30 - Control order upon conviction under section 26

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 16 Tachwedd 2021.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Clause 30 enables the courts to make control orders after conviction of an offence under clause 26, if the dog was found not to have been under proper control at the time of the offence. The control order must specify one or more measures that the offender or the owner of the dog, or both, must take to ensure that the dog is kept under proper control in the future. The owner of the dog, as well as the offender, may appeal against a control order to the Crown court. It is an offence to breach a control order; the penalty is a fine not exceeding level 3.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 30 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.