Dog Attacks (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2228
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Dog attacks have increased by 48% in the last year according to MOPAC Data. I am aware this is largely due to a change in the law on dog attacks, however have you considered re-instating dog licencing in London to ensure these attacks do not continue to rise?

Answer

Answer for Dog Attacks (2)

Answer for Dog Attacks (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Dog licences were abolished in the late 80's and there are currently no plans that MOPAC or the MPS is aware of to re-introduce them. Any decision to reintroduce them would require legislation.

In England and Wales compulsory micro-chipping will become mandatory on 6 April 2016.