Commenting on the statement from the Welsh Government that it is to put its plans for a Control of Dogs Bill on hold and co-operate with the UK Government on its Anti-Social Behaviour Bill, Antoinette Sandbach AM, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, said:
“This common-sense decision that the Welsh Government is not going to plough its own furrow and will co-operate with the UK Government is a breath of fresh air.
“This is a sensible decision given that the UK Government is already developing its own proposals which could include provisions to allow for the control of dangerous dogs.
“This move also frees up capacity in the Assembly to scrutinise other worthy legislation.
“This is a welcome decision, which can achieve the aim of ensuring the public and other animals are protected from the threat of a minority of dangerous dogs.”