Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (Amendment) Bill 2023-24

provide that, before making any order to designate a type of dog for the purposes of section 1 or 2 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the Secretary of State must carry out a public consultation and publish a comparative review of data showing the incidences of fatalities resulting from bites of dogs of that type in the last three years.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (Amendment) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Christopher Chope.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 11 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Christopher Chope), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

So is this going to become a law?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Friday 23rd February 2024 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 40%

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Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

23rd February 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
21st February 2024
Bill 112 2023-24 (as introduced)
11th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)