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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

Christine Grahame’s proposed bill, which she talked about this morning, and Emma Harper’s proposed bill on the protection of livestock both fall under Mairi Gouge...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

We do not know for sure that that is the case, because there is not a clear picture. You have mentioned some evidence, but the committee also took evidence regard...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

As I said, one bite is one too many. I distinctly remember my sister being bitten by a dog when I was small. We were indoors in a shop. I was about eight years ol...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

The 2010 act was not Scottish Government legislation; it was a member’s bill that was approved by Parliament. I am very interested in the committee’s scrutiny of ...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

No. However, we have been following the evidence carefully. The issue of the database has come up and my officials have been looking into it. I can advise the com...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

The 2010 act itself does not prohibit details of a dog control notice being shared with third parties, but there is an interplay with other legislation. I will le...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

It is clear from the statistics that there is no uniformity of approach. Philip Lamont can give more detail on this, but the Scottish Government writes to all the...

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

There are several issues there. One issue is that a dog control notice applies only in the authority area in which it was issued, not across Scotland.

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

I will let Philip Lamont give the committee detail on that.

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 21 March 2019 : 21 March 2019 View PDF version
Ash Denham

Each local authority will have its own legal advisors whom it will consult, so yes.

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