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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07222: Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 14 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-22841 by Kenny MacAskill on 27 October 2014, how many (a) investigations have been carried out and (b) control notices have been issued by each local authority under the Control of Dogs (Scotland ) Act 2010 since 27 February 2013.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 21 February 2017

Information on the number of dog control notices issued by local authorities is contained in the following table. Information on the number of investigations is not held centrally.

USE OF THE CONTROL OF DOGS (S) ACT 2010 BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Local Authority

Number of DCNs Issued (February 27 to February 26)

Total for each local authority

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

 

Aberdeen City

4

4

5

8

6

27

Aberdeenshire

3

14

10

4

11

42

Angus

0

0

2

2

2

6

Argyll & Bute

7

5

9

16

17

54

Clackmannanshire

0

0

0

0

3

3

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

0

0

3

5

4

12

Dumfries & Galloway

2

4

14

7

28

55

Dundee City

0

0

4

15

15

34

East Ayrshire

8

9

4

0

5

26

East Dunbartonshire

10

0

5

5

0

20

East Lothian

12

4

17

11

7

51

East Renfrewshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

City of Edinburgh

0

4

5

17

14

40

Falkirk

0

4

14

4

19

41

Fife

10

37

48

57

44

196

City of Glasgow

1

1

0

1

0

3

Highland

2

8

14

23

30

77

Inverclyde

0

1

0

1

0

2

Midlothian

1

1

4

13

7

26

Moray

0

0

2

2

4

8

North Ayrshire

1

1

2

7

4

15

North Lanarkshire

0

0

0

0

1

1

Orkney

0

0

1

4

8

13

Perth & Kinross

0

1

10

9

11

31

Renfrewshire

0

9

26

21

15

71

Scottish Borders

4

8

10

11

1

34

Shetland Islands

4

2

0

0

0

6

South Ayrshire

0

0

0

0

3

3

South Lanarkshire

0

4

3

11

3

21

Stirling

1

1

6

2

8

18

West Dunbartonshire

0

7

0

1

4

12

West Lothian

22

18

26

20

16

102

Total for year (all local authorities)

92

147

244

277

290

 

Overall total

1050